I’m a changed man, says bad boy Mukamba
HARARE – Forgotten midfielder Denver ‘Mundikumbuke’ Mukamba believes Chapungu is just the right club to keep him on the straight and narrow after his battle with drug addiction, as he seeks to rejuvenate a career which had stalled over the past seasons.
Mukamba (pictured) announced his return to the top flight league with a beautiful goal against Manica Diamonds at Mandava Stadium over the weekend, just seven minutes after getting on the pitch as substitute.
The former Warriors player insists this is the turning point in a career punctuated by drug addiction which resulted in him being deemed “too difficult to handle” by many coaches.
“I want to thank God for giving me this chance again to play football. I also want to thank Chapungu for believing in me. I want to pay back this faith by playing to the best of my abilities.
“If we continue to play this way going into the second half of the season, a top four finish is possible for us,” said Mukamba who left Dynamos late last season.
“Of course many people are still skeptical about me but I can assure you that I have changed. Only time will tell, right now even if I say something people will still doubt because of past experiences.”
Mukamba, who was one of the brightest prospects of his generation, failed to make the grade in South Africa at Bidvest Wits, with loan spells at Pretoria University and Jomo Cosmos before being forced to return home.