Form excites Tendayi Darikwa

HARARE - One of the most sought-after young footballers in the English lower leagues, midfielder Tendayi Mudarikwa, has been setting League One alight with a string of impressive performances. 

Darikwa, who has Zimbabwean parents but has never been to the land of his origin, has excelled in recent games in the third tier of the English football league system, putting in a particularly strong display at Derby County in the FA Cup.

On Tuesday night, the Nottingham native was at it again, putting in a shift as his side swept Crawley Town aside 3-0.

The win over the side sitting bottom of the League One table came on the back of two defeats.

An Eoin Doyle double and a second half Jay O'Shea belter gave the Spireites the points and moved them up into fifth in the table.

"I'm enjoying my football,” Darikwa was quoted as saying on English publication, spiretestravel.co.uk website.

"I've always said that I'm happy to be playing in any position, that doesn't matter to me, I'm aiming to keep improving and putting in good performances for the team and for the club."

Darikwa joined Chesterfield as a 16-year-old after unsuccessful spells with Nottingham Forest and Notts County and signed a three-year deal in 2012.

He went on to established himself as a regular under manager Paul Cook and played a key role in helping take Chesterfield to the top of League Two.

Darikwa would go on to rise to international acclaim in 2013 with British media reports suggesting his performances had caught the eye of Everton, Tottenham and then Manchester United coach David Moyes.

Moyes went on to take time out of his busy schedule to travel to see the progress of the midfielder.

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