Samakwere showing ageless class; veteran forward in NRSL golden boot race

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By Bhora Afrika

The veteran attacking midfielder, formerly on the books of fading African giants TP Mazembe, Caps United, Chicken Inn and Bulawayo City, Chris Samakwere is getting better with age ‘like red wine’.

This comes after the 35-year-old who is a key player for Northern Region Soccer League [NRSL] side, MWOS, is in contention for the golden boot award.

Nicknamed Maskiri, Samakwere, who is also captaining the Punters, has scored five goals in 16 matches.

He is a goal behind leading top scorers in a highly contested golden boot race.

Donald Nyakurima of Banket United and ex-Caps United forward Nicholas Alifandika now with Shamva Mine are leading the pack with six goals each.

Samakwere scored his fifth goal of the season last Saturday when the Lloyd Mutasa coached side beat PAM United 0-3 away at Muriel Mine Stadium.

He is MWOS’ leading top scorer along with Arthur Banda who too has found the net five times for the new boys.

Maskiri will be hoping to continue with his fine form when MWOS hosts Herentals U-20 at Ngoni Stadium in Norton on Sunday afternoon.

The tricky encounter which is likely set to headline NRSL weekend fixtures, will be a battle between teams seated 4th and 5th on the current log standings.

Herentals U-20 are 4th with 29 points while MWOS who are 5th, are a point behind after the same number of games.

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