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Scotland-based Zimbabwean star eyes Warriors recall

by Staff reporter
15 Jul 2020 at 08:29hrs | Views
SCOTLAND-BASED Zimbabwean footballer David Moyo has been receiving rave views in recent times and believes his top-notch performance for Hamilton Academical will earn him a place in the Warriors squad.

The 25-year-old striker joined the Scottish Premier League side last year and has scored twice for the team.

He earned fans favourite status with a derby goal against Motherwell and another strike to secure a famous win against Steven Gerrard-coached Rangers last term.

Last year's league season was ended prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Harare-born player said he wanted to forget those big moments and focus on earning a spot in the senior national team.

The only time he featured for the national team was in 2014 when he played for the Under-23 side in a friendly match away to Morocco in a game in which Macauey Bonne also received his first international cap.

The Zimbabwean team, which was coached by Kalisto Pasuwa, lost the match 2-1.

Despite playing well in the match, he was never called up to the national team again.

However, he is determined to get back into the national team. He said playing for the Warriors was "an amazing feeling".

"I have got to put those (goals) behind me," he told the club's website yesterday.

"They are great memories obviously, but this season we have got to try and keep the club in the Premiership again.

"On a personal note, I want to keep pushing and score as many goals as possible, and hopefully get to represent my country, but I have just got to work hard for the team."
"It is an amazing feeling to represent your country, and hopefully one day I can do it again."

The Warriors are expected to return to action in November for the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers, and Moyo is hopeful that he would have done enough for the club to warrant another call-up to the national side.

Zimbabwe are in the same group for the World Cup qualifiers with South Africa, Ghana and Ethiopia.

The games are, however, uncertain because of coronavirus.

Already, the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers which were due in March and August have been suspended because of the pandemic.

Hamilton Academical squad has returned to training ahead of the start of the premiership in three weeks' time.

Moyo is delighted to be back in training and is now looking forward to the opening day match away to giants Celtic.

"For footballers, football is our livelihood and we take pride in coming in and being around our teammates and working hard and being there for each other. We all need that and the three, four months we have not had that a lot of us have been losing our minds a little bit," Moyo said.

Source - newsday