The Sunday Mail
VETERAN juniors’ gaffer Bekhi Nyoni will hold three coaching clinics this school holiday and says anyone who doubts the training local youngsters get is free to come and watch his BN Academy doing their thing.
Nyoni’s stance comes at a time when there has been a spirited push to have some British based players fused into the junior national teams “because they are exposed to better coaching.”
“The first clinic starts on Monday August 6 and runs until the 10th, the second one starts on August 13 while the last one begins on the 27th if this month.
“And we are saying all those who argue that local junior players are inferior to the British based counterparts should come to Belgravia Sports Club in Harare and have a look at the talent we have as well as how we train it.”
Nyoni added that the lack of proper structures and proper planning is choking all the good work that junior coaches are doing.
There has been outcry for the inclusion of foreign based junior players following another horror Cosafa campaign by the Young Warriors in Mauritius last month.
Zimbabwe emerged winless enduring a 0-5 beating at the hands of Malawi, a 1-2 defeat versus Angola and a 2-3 loss to Swaziland.
“The challenge at the moment is we do not have resources being channelled into junior football development,” argued Nyoni.
“We need to re-look at our football development structures. If you have a tournament in July, why don’t you hold national trials in December then have a camp maybe in April?
“Even if we bring players from all over, without proper planning, we won’t get results.”