EXCITING midfielder Nhamo Lameck (pictured), who emerged as the hero of the inaugural Lowveld derby after scoring a hat-trick for Triangle, says he hopes to continue his fine run in the Premier Soccer League under the tutelage of their new gaffer Biggie Zuze who is playing him in his favourite role as a left winger.
BY KENNETH NYANGANI
The talented Lameck (26) overcame his ankle injury to score the first hatrick of the season as he lead Triangle to a 3-1 derby win against Chiredzi FC at Gibbo Stadium on Sunday.
Scoring a hat-trick in a derby is a mammoth task the world over and for Lameck it came as a big surprise.
Under the guidance of their former head coach Gishon Ntini last season, Lameck played upfront and sometimes behind the main strikers which he says was not his preferred role.
In an interview with NewsDay Sport on Sunday, the ice-cool Nhamo said he is hoping to continue with his new-found rich vein of form as he aims for a Warriors call-up.
“I was not expecting to score a hat-trick against Chiredzi, derby matches are usually tough. It came as a surprise to me because I’m still recovering from an ankle injury. If you really noticed, in the first half I was afraid of contact with other players,” he said.
“I’m happy because coach Biggie Zuze is playing me in my favourite role as winger. I’m very good when l have the ball; l can make good use of it. Under Gishon Ntini l normally played as a striker or behind strikers, but that was not my favourite position,” said Lameck.
“I hope to continue with this form so that I may be given a chance to play in the Warriors team. Since I am now one of the top players at Triangle I am looking forward to lead the squad to a top four finish this season and also to play in the African safari,” he said.
Lameck has formed a formidable combination with Warriors midfielder Pascal Manhanga and on Sunday it was former Monomotapa player Praise Tonha who assisted the Nhamo with all his three strikes.