By Steve Ephraem
A player with Mutare based soccer outfit, Manica Diamonds FC, has sensationally claimed that sport teams require patience from their supporters during the time when teams might be facing challenges.
The right back player for the Eastern Highlands team, Fortune Tendai Munemo, nicknamed “Semedo,” gave his personal opinion about supporters’ patience when this publication was profiling his sport career.
“It’s common that teams might fail to perform well at one time or another. This doesn’t mean that the players will not want to win. Situations don’t remain the same in the field of play for one reason or another.
“This is where supporters are badly needed to motivate the teams but fans tend to judge harshly the players or the technical staff.
“Lack of patience by supporters can easily disturb both the players and the technical staff. My advice is that supporters should at least cultivate a culture of patience,” he said.
The 19 year-old defender who aims at joining regional teams such as South African Orlando Pirates and European Barcelona appreciates his current masters.
“I appreciate the calibre of my present employers who always make players better than what they used to before.
“In my career, I appreciate Manica Diamonds FC supporters, Mrs Rebecca Manford, my father, my mother, my family and friends. These are the people who give me power to do the best in the field of play,” he added.
Munemo started playing soccer at the age of 7 at Glen Norah No. 7 Primary School in Harare.