The Sunday Mail
Juniors’ coach Bekhi Nyoni continues with his quest to unearth football gems when he hosts the BN Soccer Academy clinics at Belgravia Sports Club in Harare this schools’ holiday.
The first phase of the clinics, which unearthed Warriors striker Mathew Rusike, will run from tomorrow until Friday before the second one comes to life from December 14-18.
The last leg will run from January 4-8, 2016 amid revelations that some foreign scouts will be in attendance.
A seperate clinic, run by former Zimbabwe international Murape Murape, will be held at The Heritage School in Harare.
Nyoni, who is also the president of the Zimbabwe Soccer Coaches Association, said: “As BN we feel we need to develop players’ technique from the juniors if they are to make it professionally.
“The clinics that we will hold this holiday are designed to ensure that the boys and girls grasp the basics early. These clinics will also be graced by scouts from the United States who will be looking for talented players to offer full scholarships.
“Victor Chagonda, who is an assistant coach at Mckendree University, has already confirmed his attendance. We will also have officials from College Connect.”
College Connect, Nyoni said, had links in the US and recently secured three football scholarships for locals.
It is the veteran coach’s hope that more youngsters will benefit from their association with College Connect.
Meanwhile, The Heritage School will have Murape running the Elite Holiday Coaching Clinic.
The school said the clinic would focus on techniques to take pupils the next level of football development.
The clinic will cater for children aged seven to 18-years-old from December 7 to 20. A second phase will run from January 4 to January 9, 2016.
“We shall focus on ball control, dribbling, passing, shooting and heading. It is fun, exciting and of a high quality. Once you attend one session, you are going to want to keep coming back for more,” the school said.