IT’S a dream that took three years to fulfil, but finally, FC Platinum midfielder Rahman Kutsanzira has built his first home in Cowdray Park suburb.
The former Highlanders player moved to Zvishavane in 2018 and while his immediate task was to command a starting place in the star-studded FC Platinum squad, Kutsanzira also had a long-term dream to fulfil. To own a house and put a roof over his head.
A few weeks ago, what started as a dream three years ago, now stands a four-roomed house that Kutsanzira proudly calls his home.
Footballers — relatively decent earners in Zimbabwe — have earned a reputation for failing to invest during the prime of their careers with endless stories of the athletes living in squalor and dying paupers when their careers come to an end.
“It’s a project that I started in 2018 and I’m happy that it’s moving in the right direction. I have plans to add more rooms. My family and mentor (whom he refused to mention by name) have been very supportive,” said Kutsanzira.
The speedy winger joins a long list of sports personalities who call Cowdray Park suburb their home.
Ever since the suburb became somewhat of a “metropolis of types” in the 90s, countless football personalities have elected to make their home within its environs.
And even raise second-generation starlets from Bulawayo’s fast-growing and densely populated suburb are moving base into the suburb.
From the older generation of footballers, the likes of ex-AmaZulu and Railstars player Ackim Muganyi and Charles Chilufya, the late midfield dynamo from Zambia, settled in Cowdray Park.
Former Highlanders goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini, captain Dazzy Kapenya, Gilbert Banda, Honour Gombami, Vusa Nyoni, Zephaniah Ngodzo, Guide Goddard, Honest Moyo, Chipo Tsodzo, Bruce Kangwa, Passmore Bernard, Elvis Chipezeze and Kudakwashe Mahachi all call the suburb their home.