NEW: Rural talent fascinates Ndiraya 

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NEW: Rural talent fascinates Ndiraya  Tonderayi Ndiraya

The Sunday Mail

Online Reporter 

DYNAMOS coach Tonderai Ndiraya believes local football can improve considerably if more rural talent is tapped and nurtured.

Ndiraya, who was a guest at the KB Kanyongo Football tournament in Mutoko on Sunday, identified some youthful players, including a goalkeeper.

The trio is now set for a trial stint at Dynamos.

DeMbare have been on a drive to infuse more youthful players in a move that has seen talented teenagers like Bill Antonio, Kluivert Tshuma, Hamilton Gomba and Luke Musikiri being introduced to the Premiership stage.

Musikiri hails from Chipinge, but is now on a scholarship at Prince Edward.

And Ndiraya feels he might have discovered other gems in Mutoko after he was impressed by three players at the KB Kanyongo Tournament.

The annual tournament, which has a target of exposing football talent in Mutoko, is coordinated by United States of America-based Zimbabwean Gideon Kanyongo in honour of his late father.

Dip FC won the trophy after walloping Kanyongo FC 4-0.

“I want to thank the Kanyongos for coming up with such a noble idea.

“I understand this tournament is now in its second year and we are thrilled as coaches, as this has afforded us a chance to see some talent,” said Ndiraya.

He added: “Remember at Dynamos we have gone on a drive to play young players.

“I saw some talent here. If we can get more people organising such tournaments across the country, then our football will develop.”

Ndiraya revealed that goalkeepers’ coach Gift Muzadzi had also identified a goalkeeper from Dip FC.

“I came here representing Dynamos because DeMbare is a team for the people.

“We want players from across the country to play for Dynamos.

“That’s why the youngsters we identified here will be afforded a chance to train with us so that we can sign them for our developmental team.

“But, when they come over to Harare, it will be a completely different level.

“It’s not just a matter of signing them, they will need to train and acclimatise to the environment and if they cope, why not sign them.

“We are going to talk to the organisers of the tournament for these boys to come to Harare and have an experience of training with the team,” said Ndiraya.

Dynamos assistant coach Naison Muchekela, the Harare giants’ former goalkeeper Laban Kandi and a number of junior football coaches were also attended the tournament.


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