IT’S still early days for Zimbabwean striker Leroy Munyorovi to proclaim his name on the list of prolific strikers in the echelons of lower German football but that surely must not stop him from celebrating his recent performances.
For those that don’t have an idea who Leroy is, he is the son of former Black Aces, Dynamos and Black Rhinos left winger Mugove ‘Sugar’ Munyorovi.
In July 2019, Leroy – a promising young striker – became one of the few Zimbabwean footballers to find a new home in Europe when he joined Slovakian side MŠK Púchov.
Two years later, in July 2021, he landed in Germany for lower league side FC Merseburg e.V.
He signed a two-year contract with the German side.
The German leagues from top-flight Bundesliga to lower-tier divisions, like the rest of the major European Leagues, are still in their infancy but the Zimbabwean striker has already scored five goals in four games.
“God always makes way for his children. Yes, I did it again five goals in four zvakaoma kudaro (as hard as it is),” Munyorovi said in a social media post.
After signing for the German side, the young striker said the move was a major stepping stone in his career.
“It’s a dream come true for me and a huge step in my footballing career. I think I have made the right move as you know that Germany has one of the best football leagues and I am proud of this achievement,” Munyorovi said.
“The level of competition is high here and they are a lot of scouts too. I hope I will be able to score goals for my new club and manage to get the attention of big clubs.”
“Yes, every player’s wish is to play for the national team. Zimbabwe has a number of great strikers like Tino Kadewere and Scotland- based David Moyo just to mention a few. However, I will work hard to earn a call-up for the national team,” he told a local publication then.