Best Foreign Striker - George Nechironga
Posted: 30 June 2015 Time: 14:17
KickOff.com’s Lovemore Moyo counts down the top 30 foreign strikers to have played in the PSL, with George Nechironga coming in at number 28.
28 – George Nechironga
Nechironga was voted Zimbabwe’s joint-Soccer Star of the Year with Peter Ndlovu in 1990 before coming to play for Bloemfontein Celtic in the NSL era after a spell in Poland. He was an old-school forward whose play revolved around pace, pace and more pace. Some of his best form was already passed him by the time the PSL started, but the five years that he played in the PSL era proved that he was still useful.
Nechironga scored 25 goals in the first two-and-half-years of his PSL career before moving to Santos, where he scored twice in six games. From there he moved on to Free State Stars and then African Wanderers for the twilight of his career, closing off with 27 goals in the 69 games that he started in the PSL era.
Nechironga eventually moved back to Celtic where he ended his career while the club was playing in the first division. Now 46, he was last involved with the Celtic development structures before leaving last year.