Crusaders FC unleashes ‘Twin Terror’

08 Sep, 2023 - 00:09 0 Views
Crusaders FC unleashes ‘Twin Terror’ Malvin Mwale and Kelvin Mwale


Gerald Sibanda

Meet Malvin And Kelvin: Crusaders Football Club Twins

A number of twins have captivated football crowds in Zimbabwe with the Mugeyi siblings and Muteji brothers among the best to play the game in the country.

The Mugeyis, Wilfred and William emerged from Black Aces and went to attain legendary status in South Africa where they played for Umtata Bush Bucks.

Abel and Cain Muteji illuminated the local scene in the mid 1990s while playing for Chapungu and the Zimbabwe Under-23 teams.

Elvis and Kevin Moyo of Dynamos FC are the most popular footballing twins at the moment.

Another set is emerging in Bulawayo and is encouraged by the fact that others before them have succeeded in the game.

The Zifa Bulawayo Province Division Two League is host to Kelvin and Malvin Mwale.
With Malvin being a goalkeeper and Kelvin a defender, the pair started their careers in 2014 playing for their primary school Senzangakhona.

The Mganwini-bred 21-year old twins then joined the junior league in 2016 .

They played for the Nketa Pirates Under-15 side.

Tshabalala Santos FC was to be their next destination in 2018 where they played for the Under-18 side.
In their last year in the junior league, they represented neighbourhood side Rea Vaya FC.

One of their biggest achievements was helping Central Region Division One side Amazon FC gain promotion from the Division Two League they were participating in that year.

The pair played a combined 12 games with Malvin playing five and managing to keep four clean sheets and Kelvin playing seven matches. Malvin believes helping Amazon gain promotion stays a career high.

“Achieving promotion with Amazon came at a time where we had just left junior football to participate in a competitive league, especially doing that away from home, it was never easy, but I am proud of that and I believe that more is yet to come,” said Malvin.

He also appreciated the role that was played by now Southern Region Division One side Ciwu coach Loverty Mabunda in his brother’s development.

“He played a huge role in our development and is still doing that, he has that fatherly presence in us, therefore I appreciate him a lot,” Malvin said.

He has played three matches with Crusaders so far and kept one clean sheet, with Kelvin playing 14 matches and keeping seven clean sheets, and also scoring two goals.

The brothers say they want to scale heights achieved by the Mugeyi and Muteji twins.

Their side will play Herentals in their next match and will hope that they recover from their narrow 1-0 defeat at home to title-chasing Zebra Revolution.

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