Sky is the limit for Brett

HARARE - Although Aces Youth Soccer Academy (AYASA) finished bottom of the Northern Region Soccer League (NRSL) division one last season, one of the finest players in the league was none other than gifted midfielder Brett Amidu.

Brett is the young brother of Zimbabwe senior international Abbas Amidu, who plays for South African Premiership side Black Leopards.

The two are sons of former Dynamos and Arcadia United utility player Hussein Amidu. Brett started playing football when he was five years old at Aces Youth Academy in Harare.

Expert coaching at Aces made his potential shine through, developing into a skilful, intelligent and focused young player with a great future ahead of him.

The teenager’s vision, ball control and clever passing, made him tower above most players last season.

At the 10th anniversary of the academy, the Zimbabwe youth international was named the most improved player in the senior boys category.

 “I grew up enjoying football even before I learnt how to play properly, now I know more about the game. I think it’s a natural talent from God,” Amidu tells the Daily News on Sunday.

“One day I hope to play for the Warriors. But before that happens, I must work hard to help my team. The sky is the limit, I want to play in Europe, before that I’m aiming to play for Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa.”

Amidu believes that accuracy is the key for one to be a good midfielder.

 “Before I receive the ball, I quickly look to see which players I can pass it to. Always be aware of who is around you; if you feel them closing down, make a slight touch to move the ball away from them,” Amidu says.

 “If you outthink you opponent, then you have an advantage. If you stay with the ball at your feet without knowing what to do with it, then you will lose it.” - Blessings Mashaya

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