US coaches to scout for Zim talent

HARARE - Three American football coaches will give a number of local budding footballers a chance to get university scholarships through football when they grace the Friendly Academy talent showcase next month.

The programme is set to run from March 11 to 13 and will be open to players who are not contractually tied to long term contracts with professional clubs.

US soccer consultant Barry Gorman, Trevor Gorman II from Albany University and Rhodes University’s Gareth Elliot will assess a cast of players between the ages of 16 and 21.

“These talented young players will be marketed to soccer clubs in the US and outside the country for long-term contracts,” said Friendly Academy director Richard Solobala.

“We have a lot of the disadvantaged pupils in our community who do not have the resources to travel abroad to obtain necessary training and coaching. Some don’t have this kind of opportunity to attend these competitions and get a chance to secure their future through sport.

“We have organised this event with those players in mind. This showcase will be an annual event going forward. We need corporate sponsorship and we are grateful to Spar Athenities for coming on board.”

Solobala said the players should have passed their ‘O’ Level and ‘A’ Level exams.

Comments (2)

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GLAMOUBOY - 4 March 2014

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