Bruce Chikuni, Sports Reporter
Tino Kadewere Foundation chairman Prosper Kadewere says they will not hesitate to join Division One League if the opportunity arises.
The foundation has revived the Highfield Academy project which was established in the early 2000 by the late Onias Kadewere the father of Tino (Kadewere).
The Highfield Academy Project has been credited for grooming Cleopas Kapupurika, Tinashe Mhuru, Tafadzwa Sunday to mention but a few and of course Tino Kadewere who graduated from the project and went straight to premiere league side Harare City.
In an interview , Prosper Kadewere the chairman of the Foundation said:
“The purpose of the Highfied Academy project is to nurture and develop talent at the same time taking the kids away from the streets. We are not only nurturing their skills but we are coming up with projects like chicken farm. The idea is to keep the youngsters as busy as possible. We are in partnership with 4May International who are also planning to have a big factory locally to also employ some of the kids after finishing school.
“The street life has been robing talent and it is our desire to train these kids on how to survive from such an ruthless environment. Our goal is to give guidance to the kids on and off the football pitch. It is an uphill task but we are going to try our utmost best to level up the playing field for the future stars,”
Kadewere said it is part of the plan to join division one football.
“We still have a lot of work to do. It is not our primary concern but if the chance befalls, we will definitely take it. Our major concern is on the developmental side. When the kids are ripe, we will find better deals for them. We are also in partnership with Harare City FC and those who will be considered ready will get first preference at the club.
“As for now we are yet to establish our training ground but it is work in progress. We are seeking permission from the council to help us with a piece of land were we can build a state of the art facility and we are optimistic that our city fathers will fulfill our dream,” he said.