Petros Mhari

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Petros Mhari
Petros Mhari, Zimbabwean Football
Petros Mhari
Born (1987-04-15) April 15, 1987 (age 33)
Filabusi, Zimbabwe
EducationShangani Primary and Secondary Schools
Occupation
  • Footballer
EmployerFC Platinum
Known forPlaying for FC Platinum
Notable workGoalkeeper of the Year (2016)
Spouse(s)Lizzy Ncube
ChildrenVictor and Ashley

Petros Mhari is a Zimbabwean professional footballer who plays for FC Platinum as a goalkeeper. He was selected the Goalkeeper of the Year in the 2016 season.

Background

Mhari was born on 15 April 1987. He is the seventh born in a family of eight (seven boys and a sister). All his brothers are in South Africa. His parents stay in Zhombe. He is married to Lizzy Ncube and the couple has two sons Victor and Ashley.


Career

Having started football at High School where he used to play as a striker. Then joined Zimbabwe Saints juniors in 2002 as a striker but he was to shift to being a goal minder after one of their goalkeepers missed training and when it was time for shooting practice, their coach, Elvis “Chuchu” Chiweshe asked Mhari to take his place for the session. He returned to Shangani in 2004 where he joined then Division One side, Shangani FC, where he worked with Angirai Chapo and that is where the then Hwange assistant coach, Nation Dube spotted him and convinced him to move to his team. Nation Dube then signed him at Hwange Football Club in 2009. He was ambitious and always wanted to do well, that is what keeps him going. His premiership debut match came in 2009 against the now defunct Monomotapa at the Colliery after he was signed by Chipangano. He has been playing in the CAF Champions League for the 3 seasons he helped FC Platinum win the league title though the journey was not that successful until recently in 2019 when they managed to reach the group stages of the competition.

In 2013 he signed a 2 year contract with his boyhood club Dynamos Football Club but ended up not playing for them after some technicalities.[1]

Social Responsibility

FC Platinum goalkeeper Petros Mhari decided to retrace his footsteps to where it all began in his football career following what one can describe as one of his best seasons in 2016. Mhari started his football career at Shangani Secondary School in Insiza District, Matabeleland South and he visited the school to motivate pupils to reach heights in sport.

Petros Mhari captured with the school's football team during the visit

Former Clubs

Awards

  • 2020 Castle Lager Challenge Cup Winner
  • Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League winner x3 (2017, 2018 and 2019 with FC Platinum)
  • 2014 Independence Cup Winner
  • 2014 Chibuku Super Cup Winner
  • 2014 Zimbabwe National Army Charity Cup Winner
  • 2016 Castle Lager Goalkeeper of the Year
  • 2016 Soccer Star of the Year finalist and Second Runner-Up



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References

  1. Chichi Sabeta, [1], H-Metro, Published: 7 December, 2016, Accessed: 3 May, 2020