Jawad: Feroz has ketchup back on the menu

10 Apr
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has now scored in each of his last six league appearances.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has now scored in each of his last six league appearances.

Feroz Mir’s decision to allow ketchup on the menu has made the Indomitable Lions camp a happier place than Chipolopolo, according to Lions striker Jawad Janmohamed.

Jawad was traded from Chipolopolo to the Indomitable Lions during the winter transfer window.

The Indomitable Lions’ answer to Olivier Giroud, Jawad, has seemingly from nowhere come to within 1 goal of Ali Manekia’s impressive tally of 30 goals.

The on-fire striker has bagged 17 goals in his last 5 games and should have had one more as his effort against AFC Leopard was deemed to have not crossed the line – replays show the whole ball clearly crossed the line and Zanzibar FC is once again investigating goal-line technology.

Feroz Mir’s informal manner is in contrast to the Mujeeb Sanjer’s more authoritarian style.

“There can be too many rules,” said Jawad. “If Mujeeb didn’t want anyone to have ketchup there was no ketchup. Feroz allows us ketchup if we want.”

At the beginning of the season, Chipolopolo’s players had to plead with Sanjer to be allowed a burger after a woeful defeat by Mozambique Stars.

And Sanjer’s stance did not soften even amidst the protests from within the Chipolopolo camp.

“I’m not going to slag him [Sanjer] off,” said Jawad. “He’s had fantastic success with that style during his managerial career.

“But it was difficult sometimes. You’d walk past him and not know where you stood. It would make the weeks a bit more difficult. You’d be on eggshells sometimes.

“We’ve got characters in this squad. It helps that they’re allowed to be themselves when we go away. You can see there’s a good spirit in the squad.”

Jawad on playing under Feroz Mir

“He’s obviously a very likeable person and a good man-manager. He will come and speak to you. You know where you stand rather than having to second-guess things.

“If you’ve got a problem, he’s very approachable and even the staff that he’s got around him are too. It makes the whole experience of coming away a lot easier.

“You see him in the corridor, you think you’ll be there for a couple of minutes and half an hour’s passed.”

One Response to “Jawad: Feroz has ketchup back on the menu”


  1. Super Saturday | Zanzibar FC - 10th April 2015

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