The Sunday News
Mehluli Sibanda, Senior Sports Reporter
ZIMBABWEAN striker Prince Dube, who plays for Azam in Tanzania has missed out on the winning the Golden Boot in the Vodacom Tanzania Mainland Premier League as a groin injury will see him miss his team’s final league encounter against Ruvu Shooting at Mabatini Stadium in Dar es Salaam this afternoon.
Dube will finish the season with 14 goals, with the race left to the Simba Sports Club duo of John Bocco who leads the race with 15 goals and Meddie Kagere who has found the target 12 times.
The 24-year-old Zimbabwean striker has not played for Azam since he limped off in their Azam Sports Federation Cup quarterfinal match against Rhino Rangers at the end of May. Azam won that fixture 3-1 but that win has come at a heavy cost for Dube as he has not played ever since then.
Missing out on today’s fixture means that Dube would have sat out four of his team’s last league fixtures, which must be painful for the Bulawayo born lad who was looking to land the Golden Boot in his maiden season in Tanzania since he joined Azam from Highlanders in August last year.
For two months, Dube has not been doing any training since he has been undergoing physiotherapy.
While he misses out on the Golden Boot, Dube has certainly made a huge impact in the East African country’s league.
The Zimbabwe Warriors striker twice won the Vodacom Tanzania Mainland Premier League Player of the Month after he bagged the award in September 2020 and May this year. — @Mdawini_29.