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Gahadzikwa targets first medal


Motor Action midfielder, Allan Gahadzikwa, believes it will be a disaster if his side fails to win its maiden Premiership soccer title on Sunday, having led the table for the better part of the season.

The league campaign ends with the Joey Antipas-coached side needing a victory over relegation-threatened Lengthens to secure the league championship, the first for owner Eric Rosen after a decade of failed attempts.
However, rivals Dynamos, who have the same number of points as Motor Action’s, 63 points, are still in the hunt with a home game against Black Mambas on the same day. The two teams are separated by mere goal difference of three, with Motor Action ahead. The 23-year-old Gahadzikwa, who is the club’s top goal scorer this season with 15 strikes, says it would be the biggest disappointment of his football career if the Mighty Bulls slip up at the finishing line.

“We are not thinking of losing at the moment, we can’t afford any slip up on the final day,” said Gahadzikwa. “A loss to Lengthens will be a disaster. If we fail to take the title this season, we might never be able to take it again as this is our best chance.”

Motor Action shot to the top of the log after three rounds of games in the league and have never looked back since.

“For me, it would be the worst blow in my soccer career, but with our fans at Callies behind us, I believe it is impossible (to lose),” said the former Shooting Stars midfielder.

Gahadzikwa was oozing with confidence that his team would prevail on Sunday.

“The match will obviously be tough since we are playing a team that is fighting for their own life but at the end of the day, we have to win it. We are prepared for the match. We are approaching it as a cup final,” said Gahadzikwa.

He added: “We did it against Caps United. We scored early and they panicked. We will do the same against Lengthens. If we can score at least two goals in the first 10 minutes, we will be home and dry.

“We want to win the title. The team has failed to do that in the last 10 years. Now it’s so close and I am sure we will do our best. All the players are happy and motivated.”

The midfielder, who is in his first season with Motor Action, said the team want to win the league for club owner Rosen whom he said has “invested a lot of money” in football.

“The man has invested a lot in football and as a team we have to give back to him, he deserves it. We are in a very good situation at the moment and the good thing is that we can decide our own destiny at our home ground.”

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