Soccer stars scout for talent

31 May, 2019 - 00:05 0 Views
Soccer stars scout for talent


Danisa Masuku

EX-WARRIORS striker Agent Sawu and junior football coach, Dumaza Dube, are set to scout for talent at a Kezi soccer tournament, organised to commemorate the life of the late Chief Bidi, at a local school on Saturday. 

Sawu, a former Bantu Rovers FC juniors’ coach, and currently unattached will be joined by Dube, known for his days at Highlanders where he coached in the junior structures, for the trip to rural Kezi in Matabeleland South Province for a talent-scouting mission at a four-team tourney.

Tournament spokesman, Frederick Ndiweni said it was not everyday that rural youngsters get to play in front of a former Warriors’ striker and they were grateful that Sawu and Dube had agreed to grace the event. 

“In as much the tournament is meant to commemorate the life of our late Chief Bidi, we saw the opportunity to bring well known names in football to grace the occasion and hopefully they might be interested in one or two of our young players. 

“Some of the youngsters that will be taking part in the tournament have never watched the Warriors let alone met a celebrated former player like Agent Sawu who still is very much involved in junior football,” said Ndiweni. 

Ndiweni said cash prizes were up for grabs for the winning teams in both soccer and netball in the tourney that commemorates the 10th anniversary of Chief Bidi’s death. 

“We plan to make it an annual event that also aims to inspire youths in our community to pursue sports as a profession. Children are inspired by seeing legends like Sawu because he is testament that anyone can make it in life as a footballer regardless of their background and upbringing,” he said. 

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