Ocean Mushure of Zimbabwe challenged by Christopher Katongo of Zambia
Monday Dec 11, 2017. 15:00
Dynamos defender Ocean Mushure says he deserved the Zimbabwean Premier League Soccer Star of the Year Award.
Mushure said he was disappointed and felt cheated after missing the accolade at a ceremony held in Harare on Saturday night.
The top individual accolade in local football went to FC Platinum attacking midfielder Rodwell Chinyengetere, beating his teammate Kevin Moyo, who took the first runners’-up, while Mushure came third to take the second runner-up award.
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The awards were voted by a panel of journalists, coaches and captains of all the 18 Premier Soccer League teams.
“I’m not really happy to be voted the second runner-up. I thought I deserved better because of the contribution I made to the team this seasonm,” he said to the News Day website.
“Compare the work that I did with the quality that was around me, and that of those who have been chosen ahead of me, I think I did better.
“I thought I did everything that was required of me as a leader of a team this season, and even contributed a lot to the national team.
“I won the COSAFA Cup, which might not count much on these awards, but the mere fact that I was called to the national team.
“Football wise, I think I was way better than them. So maybe the panel was looking at other things, otherwise I did better.”