The junior policy initiative spearheaded by the country’s two biggest clubs Dynamos and Highlanders might herald a new era of exciting football which had been missing for soccer enthusiasts.
Dribbling, teasing and outwitting each other are some of the words that can sum up yesterday’s (Sunday) Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) Charity Shield final pitting Highlanders and Dynamos.
The youngsters reminded football fans of what used to make stadiums fill up to capacity.
Young fans would take to the streets to emulate the skills exhibited in certain matches with some carpet football, pace power precision and action filled ZNA final, DeMbare coach Lloyd Mutasa believes the youngsters are the future of Zimbabwean football.
“Looking at how the youngsters played today, i think the future is bright for Zimbabwean football. I am happy my boys won for the second time which will strengthen competition for the senior players,” said Mutasa.
Bosso technical manager Madinda Ndlovu believes the youngsters can develop into household football names although they need more patience.
“I am impressed by the way our project is shaping up. Any team would continue hunting for good players but at the moment we will wait and see what Newman (Sianchali) can do for us,” he said.
Khathazile as Madinda is known said he will continue with the search for a gun man although in the meantime he will wait to see what his current signing Newman Sianchali has to offer.
Although the Glamour Boys won 2-1 to lift the trophy, the first half entertained the fans since action swung from one end to the other.
Dynamos midfielders Cleopas Kapupurika, Valentine Kadonzvo and Kudzai Dhemere had a field day in the middle of the park making Tshilamoya fans to question why Madinda had to let linkman Simon Munawa and Tendai Ngulubeleave leave the black and white army.
Complimented by Godfrey Mukambi, skipper Marshal Machazane stabilised the DeMbare defence.