The interview: Warriors Striker Ishmael Wadi sheds light on his stellar season at JDR stars in SA

Positive Eye News’ Diego Tawonga (DT) spoke to Ishmael Wadi (IW), Zimbabwe warriors national team player and JDR stars forward on the just ended season. JDR stars is in the National First Division the equivalent of Division one in Zimbabwe.

DT: Good morning Ishmael? I hope to find you well! Thank you very much for agreeing to this interview. The championship is over. What is your self assessment of the season for the team?

IW: We started great. The first half of the season was super great for us but in the second half we had a lot of ups and downs but we did our best to be where we are although our target was to at least go for play offs.

DT: How do you rate yourself?
IW: This season was great for me. It wasn’t bad I did my best. And I’m happy because I improved in terms of goals compared to my first season in South Africa where I managed to end the season with 9 goals and this season I ended with 12 goals.

Ishmael Wadi in action

DT: Did you have an problem settling down in the team?
IW: To be honest no l didn’t, the team was supportive.

DT: Do you see your team progressing into SA Premier league anytime soon?
IW: Yes 100 % if we continue doing what we’re doing we will definitely be reach that milestone.

DT: We are hearing that some of the big teams in SA are chasing you is it true?
IW: l will not talk about it now ,but soon you’ll hear something. One thing that l can tell you is that there’s something going on, i have a good relationship with JDR’s chairman and we’ll see what is the best thing for me and the club.

DT: Do you find time to watch our local Castle Lager Premier League? What is your opinion if you compare the SA league and the Zimbabwe league?
IW: I do watch the Zimbabwean league and l love it especially watching Caps United Football club playing because that is my favourite team. Compared to the local league, the ABSA Premiership is better because of sponsorship and support from the corporate world.

The sky is the limit for Ishmael Wadi if he remains focused on the job at hand. His goal tally progression is good for his personal development. His team JDR Stars finished the season on position 6 on the log standing missing out on play offs.

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