Chembezi impresses in Polokwane debut

Dennis Chembezi

Malawi national football team’s defender, Dennis Chembezi had an impressive start of life at South African Premier League side, Polokwane City despite going down 1-0 in the Nedbank Cup against Baroka FC on Tuesday.

The former Be Forward Wanderers star joined Polokwane last month along with Silver's Khuda Muyaba.

Chembezi made the starting line-up for the Rise and Shine, but the Gerald Phiri junior side was lucky to have progressed into the last 16 of the cup.

In post-match interviews, Polokwane coach, Clinton Larsen commended his charges, but could not hide his impression over the Malawian.

“For a player who just arrived, he was a solid defensively. I still think they are areas he can improve but that will improve with time. He has only been with us for two to three weeks and he is getting better each week that he trains with the team. He is getting used to his team-mates,” Larsen said.

Former Flames star, who had a stint at Polokwane, Esau Kanyenda facilitated Chembezi’s move to the team.

On the other hand, Phiri junior also made the starting line-up for Baroka, while Richard Mbulu was introduced as a substitute in the last minutes of the match.

Polokwane are on the verge of relegation from the top league as they lie at the bottom of the table with 17 points from 21 games.

Baroka FC are 13th with 20 points.