Sports Reporter 

FORMER Tongogara and Blackpool captain, Timothy Chirozvani, has revealed bold plans to establish a football academy in Harare.

 This follows the success of the Chirozvani Football Tournament – an annual junior tournament in Chirumanzu that he bankrolls, which is now in its third year of running.  

The United Kingdom-based Chirozvani revealed his on an online podcast “Let’s Talk, Ngatitaure, Asikhulume”. 

Players will be scouted from all over the country and brought to Harare where they will be provided with education and accommodation while they hone their football skills. 

“The registration process of the academy is currently underway with ZIFA and we already have the accommodation in place. 

“Our academy will not charge players but instead we will pay their school fees and provide them with allowances. 

“What we are saying is whoever is good must come.”

In the wide-ranging interview with Zimpapers Sport, Chirozvani reflected on his career which started at the Black Rhinos juniors and took him to Darryn T, Tongogara, Blackpool and CAPS United. 

He was a BP League Cup runner-up with CAPS United when the Harare giants lost 2-1 to Lancashire Steel in the 1999 final. 

His best game at CAPS United was the semi-final of the same tournament against Highlanders at Barbourfields in which he capped a man-of-the-match performance with an assist for one of the goals in their 3-1 victory.

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