Legendary former Dynamos captain Memory ‘Mwendamberi’ Mucherahowa believes the Glamour Boys will never go wrong with grooming youngsters as long as they are from the the club’s grassroots structures and that policy should be revived.
When football was allowed to return with the Chibuku Super Cup after an 18-month lay off due to Covid-19, Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya unleashed teenagers Bill Antonio, Hammilton Gomba and Luke Musikiri, a move he defended saying there is no need to recycle players- instead, develop youngsters.
Speaking to Dembare.net from his base in Slough, United Kingdom, Mucherahowa, who just like the aforementioned trio, started playing for the Dynamos first team as a teenager, consented the idea.
“I agree with him (Ndiraya) on the issue of giving youngsters a chance, as long as he means grooming from the juniors, not to just take anyone because they are young,” Mucherahowa said.
“I started as a teen in the first team but the reason why I settled easily and quicker is because I knew the system and culture well, since I was in the juniors. The supporters knew me already from the juniors, that is why they welcomed me to the first team.”
“Junior policy is the way to go,” he added.
Asked to offer any kind of advise to the youngsters donning the iconic blue and white jersey, Mucherahowa simply said: “Discipline and Commitment.”