Obriel Chirinda talks of his derby delight after scoring first goal
Recently acquired Bulawayo Chiefs striker Obriel Chirinda has told Nehanda Radio of his delight after netting his first goal for the club on his glamorous debut last weekend.
Chirinda who joined Chiefs in January from Chicken Inn got his first goal for his new club from the spot kick.
He made no mistake but to place the ball behind the net as his new side beat reigning champions FC Platinum at Luveve Stadium in Bulawayo on Sunday.
The match ended 2-0 in favour of Ninja as Chiefs are fondly known in the local league streets.
Speaking to Nehanda Radio, the former Chicken Inn forward said he is happy to have scored his first goal donned in the green and black Chiefs’ jersey.
“I am happy that I scored my first goal in my first match in the Ninjas colours (Bulawayo Chiefs) on Sunday,” he said.
“We pushed very hard as a team from the first minute to the last to get the win.”
Chirinda who was also reportedly targeted by Bulawayo giants, Highlanders FC before Amakhosi Amahle secured his signature, scored the second half penalty to double the lead for Chiefs who handed Norman Mapeza’s coached side its first defeat of the season.
His (Chirinda) goal came after the impressive forward Mthokozisi Msebe had put Chiefs in front through a glamorous header in the first half courtesy of Perfect Chikwende’s assist who provided a pin point cross from the left.
However, Chirinda told this publication that he won’t be carried away despite scoring his first goal on his debut for his new paymasters.
He said its still too early for him to think about winning the golden boot or to consider himself winning the championship with Chiefs this season because the league is in its early stages.
“I just can’t be talking about winning the Golden boot now, l put my team first we have to win game’s for now because we know we are playing in a competitive league.
“I can’t also talk about me winning the championship with Chiefs because one game doesn’t win championship. We are not thinking about all that we just want to improve day by day that’s all.”
He also urged Chief’s fans to keep on supporting their team and come in numbers even during its away league matches.
“I want to thank all fans rallying behind us and I urge them to keep on coming to be with us every time we play, infact we really need them even during our away league games,” Chirinda revealed.
Meanwhile, Sunday’s victory over three time champions, Platinum saw the Ninjas who are under the watchful eye of Portuguese gaffer Nilson Terrosso moving up to third position on the log with seven points after playing three games.
They are two points adrift log leaders Manica Diamonds who so far has nine points after managing to win all its first three league matches including beating Highlanders 1-0 at home.
Manica who were not in action over the weekend defeated Bosso in their last league encounter that was played at Sakubva Stadium in Mutare last year December before the PSL imposed a six weeks break. Nehanda Radio