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Kadewere Still Hurt By Dembare Snub

ZIMBABWE international striker, Tino Kadewere says being rejected by Dynamos Football Club in 2014 was a huge personal blow for him because playing for the Glamour Boys was a lifelong dream.


The lanky forward was offered to DeMbare by football manager Gibson Mahachi but the then Glamour Boys technical team felt the Prince Edward schoolboy wasn’t good enough after a trial stint.

Kadewere,18 then, was accompanied to the Dembare trials by his Prince Edward school teammate, Thomas Chideu, who also wanted to impress through trials.

A break into the biggest Zimbabwean club, Dynamos, remains a fantasy for many young footballers in Zimbabwe.

The Olympique Lyon forward has now spoken about the hurt he felt when his boyhood club rejected him.

“I was very sad because it was my dream team in Zimbabwe but, then, I did not give up,’’ he said.

“I kept on working hard and praying to God for the best.

“My brother Prosper kept telling me to keep a cool head and continue working hard.

Prosper Kadewere also spoke of his sibling’s Dembare rejection.

“After that trial, Tino was rejected. He was devastated. I personally had to drive to Zimphos to collect him and he was quiet the whole journey.

“Those that had qualified were asked to remain for lunch. I had to talk to him and leave him home,” said Prosper who also doubles the player’s local manager.

Tino also spoke about his family and upbringing.

“My (late) father and my brothers inspired me the most.

“Growing up, I used to tell myself that I want to be better than them, people used to tell me my brother Prince was a star so I had to surpass that.

“I am not surprised (by what he has achieved so far), to be honest, because my whole family used to tell me that one day I will be one of the best players to come out of Zimbabwe.’’

DeMbare legend Moses Chunga, who has a good eye for exciting football talent, has already picked Tino as a star for the future.

Unfortunately, during 2014, Chunga had no influence at the Glamour Boys to force them to take Kadewere on board.


Zindoga Angling For Dembare Move

Former Swedish side Djurgardens striker Junior Zindoga is in negotiations with Dynamos over a possible contract signing in the next few days.

The 23-year old has been training with the Glamour Boys this week.

Zindoga is back home after stints at Djurgardens, Mamelodi Sundowns and Maritzburg Utd in South Africa.

Zindoga is one of the few players to break into professional football without having featured for any of the Zimbabwean top-flight or Division One clubs.

Zindoga, who completed his A-Level at St George’s in November 2016 was invited for trials at Maritzburg Utd where he convinced Maritzburg United coach Fadlu Davids to take him on board despite his lack of football experience, which underlines the qualities in the then 19-year-old striker.

He did not stay long there as his manager Gibson Mahachi organised an attachment for him in Sweden.

Unforseen circumstances forced him to return to South Africa where he had a two-month trial stint at Mamelodi Sundowns.

But Mahachi took his player back to Maritzburg United and the Team of Choice did not waste time before engaging him on a substantive basis.

Now he is back home and angling for a move to Chazunguza.

If the deal sails through, it would be Tonderai Ndiraya’s biggest scoop as he strives to build a ruthless team this season.

Mahachi said the striker had used his stints in Sweden and South Africa, where he spent time at Nyasha Mushekwi’s former clubs Djurgardens and Sundowns, as “vital learning curves’’.

Director of BN Academy, Bhekimpilo Nyoni revealed he started coaching Zindoga when he was still a Grade Four pupil at Hartman House, which is St George’s junior school.

“To me, the young man has a lot of potential, he is hard working and he has a passion for football and I believe that if he is handled well, he will blossom and prosper very well.”

“His work ethic has been great and I have known him since he was very young, I started working with him when he was in Grade Four and by the time I made him captain of St George’s first team when he was A-Level, I had already known that he was destined for somewhere.”

“I would also want to commend Gibson Mahachi for taking the boy into his stable because in my time in football, I have seen a lot of players’ careers that have gone astray because of poor management and wrong deals,’’ Nyoni said.