CBZ bails out UK-bound Gatsi

HARARE - Global Sports Academy (GSA) footballer Munashe Gatsi is a step closer to fulfilling his dream after financial services giant CBZ Holdings, funded his England trip for trials at three different clubs.

Gatsi is set to try his luck at English Premiership clubs Crystal Palace and Watford together with League One’s Charlton Athletic.

CBZ Holdings chief executive officer Never Nyemudzo yesterday handed Gatsi a cheque of $3 800 to cover the trip’s costs. The 18-year-old player and former Kuwadzana High One School student is set to travel to UK early next month to undergo trials being conducted by Go Football FC in partnership with local sports academy Global Sports.

“It is an honour for CBZ Holdings to hand over this donation directed at assisting Munashe travel to the United Kingdom for football club trials,” Nyemudzo said yesterday.

“We understand that Munashe’s inspirational journey of playing soccer started when he was five years old and has played for a number of local clubs in the lower divisions.

“His passion for soccer has grown from strength to strength and we would want to turn his dream into a career . . . we hope that this donation will assist him in fulfilling his dreams.

“We will also continue to play our part in ensuring that initiatives such as his are supported and accorded the right opportunity to come to fruition and we believe that Munashe will hold the CBZ Holdings’ flag high as he demonstrates his skills to the UK clubs that have invited him for trials.”

In his acceptance speech, Gatsi thanked CBZ for coming to his aid at a time he was looking for a financial injection to make his trip a success.

“I just want to thank CBZ for their help. My trip would not have been a success without them. I also want to thank my coach (Malvern Moyo) who has always told me that ‘where there’s a will there’s a way’,” Gatsi said.

“Lastly, I would like to thank my mother, who has failed to make it here today, for all her inspiration and above all God above.”

GSA coach Malvern Moyo was also happy with the partnership with CBZ.

“We have a number of athletes playing university sports in USA and Canada. Where we are going and where we are coming from I would say thank you to the parents who have worked with us,” he said.

“Thank you to CBZ who have come in to support us. Our ambition when we started this project was to create a platform where athletes could be noticed and transform lives and now we are being honoured to have CBZ partnering us and helping young people like Munashe to realise their dreams.”

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