A NAGGING ankle injury recently compelled Denmark-based former Zimbabwe international Quincy Antipas to hang his boots amid revelations by his father Joey that he had ventured into international football agency.
Joey, a former player himself, presently contracted to Chicken Inn as head coach, said he was proud that his son would continue to be associated with the world’s most beautiful game, taking up football agency where he will work with “an American company”.
“Quincy has ventured into international football agency. He came up with the decision early this year owing to a problematic ankle injury. He will be working with an American company and I’m glad he still remains in the game,” said an elated Joey.
Last week, we reported that Germany-based football agency WSM Marketing & Management recruited ex-Warriors and Dynamos midfielder Justice Majabvi as their Zimbabwe representative.
Majabvi, who hung his boots four years ago after having successful playing stints in Austria and Vietnam, will identify talented players with potential in Zimbabwe on behalf of WSM Marketing & Management.
Quincy (35), a former CAPS United and Motor Action pacey forward, started his Denmark Superliga career at lower division side HB Koge before switching to Sonderyjske.
He also had a playing stint at Denmark giants Brondby which he later dumped for lower side Hobro IK, and he was unperturbed by his move from giants to debutants.
Interestingly, Quincy took the move as a springboard to a brighter future.
“I joined Hobro for future plans. I left Brondby for better,” he said. “It is the same everywhere in Europe in general. Not much a big change in terms of lifestyle. I played for a small club before Brondby so it is the exact same,” Quincy was quoted as saying six years ago.
Warriors fullback Ronald Pfumbidzayi was also previously at Hobro IK.
Mid last year, Quincy left B93 to join Vaerebro BK, a club that provided home to him before he decided to call it a day in a country badly affected by COVID-19.
“Quincy is far away from home but I am happy to say he is coping well with COVID-19. Just like everyone, he is adhering to set down Denmark’s COVID-19 rules and regulations,” said Joey.
At the time of writing, the Denmark had registered around 10,000 infections and more than 500 COVID-19 fatalities.
The announcement of phase two of restrictions being eased came after a long debate in the Danish parliament and eventual agreement. But there is, as yet, no decision on when cinemas, universities and gymnasiums can reopen.