In every issue of KickOff Soccer Magazine a feature is done where the hardest kicker of a stationary soccer ball is measured. It took some time for Rangers to be measured with the famed Radar Gun but eventually we did get the go and with some record breaking results too. Here follows the KickOff Article.
Gilbert Mushangazike shot to the top of the KICKOff/CROWN Hot Shots League with a fearsome 133km/h shot, while his countryman, Innocent Chikoya moved into joint 2nd spot with a powerful 130km/h. These successes are largely due to the careful planning of Manning Rangers coach, Gordon Igesund.
While most coaches allow KICKOFF to test their players' shooting power before training sessions, Igesund made his players go through a proper warm up routine, then included the radar gun shootout in general shooting practise. Igesund is a clever coach, but he still shoots like the dribbling winger he was in his playing day, notching up a mere 110km/h on the radar gun reading when he had a go.
|MANNING RANGERS TOP SHOTS||THE BIG GUNS|
|GILBERT MUSHANGAZIKE 133 km/h||1. MUSHANGAZIKE (RANGERS) 133 km/h|
|INNOCENT CHIKOYA 130 km/h|| 2. CHIKOYA
RAMAKOD I (PIRATES) 130 km/h
|KERRYN JORDAN 121 km/h||3. McNAB (WITS) 128 km/h|
|ROBBIE MILNE 121 km/h||4. NAUSEB (CHIEFS) 127 km/h|
|ABRAM LETHEBE 120 km/h||5. KANNEMEYER (SPURS) 126 km/h|
|ERIC KOMBELA 119 km/h|| 6. BORMAN
DAS NEVES (SPURS) 125 km/h
|BEN WILLIAMS 119 km/h|| 7. MBIDZO
PHILANDER (SANTOS) 124 km/h
|MARK DAVIES 118 km/h|
|LISWA NDUTI 114 km/h|
|MOETI KHASU 113 km/h|
|CLINTON LARSEN 109 km/h|
|SOLOMUZI NDIMANDE 108 km/h|