Chuchu happy to return to his 'roots'

HARARE - New Harare City academy head Elvis “Chuchu” Chiweshe says the opportunity to work with juniors again excites him, adding that he has got the job he wanted. 

In his new role, the former Dynamos coach will work with chief scout Masimba Dinyero and junior goalkeepers coach Richard Tswatswa under director of youth football David George.

The academy will act as a conveyer belt to the senior team, and according to City officials, the nation as a whole.

“I have been working juniors for quite a long time,” said Chiweshe, who rose from bring a junior coach of repute at Dynamos to coach the Glamour Boys.

“If you look at (Partson) Jaure and Zhaimu (Jambo), they all came through my hands. Most of the players in the league were groomed by me.

“Even if you look at my application, I wanted this role because this is my forte.”

Chiweshe says coaching juniors is a relief from the pressures of heading senior teams.

“I had given up on football because of the pressure of being expected to instantly produce results,” he said.

“My roots are in juniors, I was only elevated to the head coach after doing well with the young boys.

“This year I was coaching DStv but along the way I was frustrated. I had decided to start other ventures because besides football I am into insurance. I had actually got a job elsewhere but I don’t think I will take that job because I have now found the job I wanted.”

Harare City secretary Mathew Marara said the club’s ambitious junior development model will transform the fortunes of Zimbabwean football.

“We are going to bench mark with the big teams in the European league and transform football in Zimbabwe,” he said.

“We are not particularly worried about Harare City being the best, but our biggest worry is development for Zimbabwe. We want to make sure that we have a strong development policy for our youngsters. So that the country’s football is sustainable.”

Farayi Machamire

HARARE - New Harare City academy head Elvis “Chuchu” Chiweshe says the opportunity to work with juniors again excites him, adding that he has got the job he wanted. 

In his new role, the former Dynamos coach will work with chief scout Masimba Dinyero and junior goalkeepers coach Richard Tswatswa under director of youth football David George.

The academy will act as a conveyer belt to the senior team, and according to City officials, the nation as a whole.

“I have been working juniors for quite a long time,” said Chiweshe, who rose from bring a junior coach of repute at Dynamos to coach the Glamour Boys.

“If you look at (Partson) Jaure and Zhaimu (Jambo), they all came through my hands. Most of the players in the league were groomed by me.

“Even if you look at my application, I wanted this role because this is my forte.”

Chiweshe says coaching juniors is a relief from the pressures of heading senior teams.

“I had given up on football because of the pressure of being expected to instantly produce results,” he said.

“My roots are in juniors, I was only elevated to the head coach after doing well with the young boys.

“This year I was coaching DStv but along the way I was frustrated. I had decided to start other ventures because besides football I am into insurance. I had actually got a job elsewhere but I don’t think I will take that job because I have now found the job I wanted.”

Harare City secretary Mathew Marara said the club’s ambitious junior development model will transform the fortunes of Zimbabwean football.

“We are going to bench mark with the big teams in the European league and transform football in Zimbabwe,” he said.

“We are not particularly worried about Harare City being the best, but our biggest worry is development for Zimbabwe. We want to make sure that we have a strong development policy for our youngsters. So that the country’s football is sustainable.”

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