Kadewere's legacy lives on

HARARE - The late youth football stalwart, Onias Kadewere’s legacy still lives on after his Highfield Academy won the Youth Groups of Global Network for Right and Development (YGGNRD) tournament.

Kadewere passed away in January this year and the academy is now under the guidance of his two sons, Pardon and Harare City striker Tino.

Highfield Academy beat Derbyshire Academy 2-1 in the final of the tournament held at Highfield High 1 on Sunday.

Kadewere, who was the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) Harare Junior League chairman, spent most of his time helping nurture young talent in the Zimbabwe Grounds before his death.

“As you know, our father was the owner of Highfield Academy. We need to continue with his project of nurturing these young players,” Pardon told the Daily News.

“Although we are facing challenges in terms of resources, we are not going to let this club collapse and we are now appealing to the corporate world to come and support this noble idea.

“We want to thank our mother and our brothers for helping us with ideas on how to run this academy.

“Before our father died, he told us that in junior football, there is need for patience and thus the main advice which motivates us to continue with this project.

“Look, we have many talented players here in Highfield but they need a platform to showcase their talents and I think with this academy we are granting them that opportunity.”

His young brother, Tino has steadily progressed into a key member of the Harare City side.

The 19-year-old forward has excelled at Sunshine Boys where he has been asked to play in different positions across the front line by coach Taurai Mangwiro.

The former Prince Edward School pupil was on target last Wednesday when City beat FC Platinum 2-1 at Rufaro Stadium.

Tino is also hoping to carry on his father’s legacy and ensure more talented children from Highfield get an opportunity to play in the Premiership.

“Look, my talent was honed at Highfield Academy, so we need the academy to produce more junior players and by doing this we will be feeding our national team with talented players,” Tino said.

Comments (1)

I'm licensed football coach uefa"B" licence from Algeria but live in UK I use to run soccer school in UK and closed down due to cost and economic issue but now I'm trying to get sponsors to reopen my school again will be based in Algeria but run from UK so I'm willing to hear from you if I can be a help God bless Best regards, Rabah

Rabah - 25 June 2015

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