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Tino Kadewere’s Brother Passes On

PRINCE Kadewere, brother to Olympique Lyon and Zimbabwe Warriors striker Tinitenda has died.


The older Kadewere passed on this morning with initial sources indicating that he was battling pneumonia.

During the 2019 season, Prince was coach of ZIFA northern Division One side Beta X1 which finished 10th on the log standings.

This year Prince was actively involved in reviving the nurturing of young players under the project Highfield Youth Academy bankrolled by Tinotenda and his France-based agent Jihed Taniche

HYA academy was established by their late father, Onias Kadewere in 2002 but had closed its doors back in 2017 due to economic challenges.

Funeral arrangements are still being worked on and mourners are gathered at the family home in Highfield.

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.