TWINMAT Academy players for CAPS United

Bruce Chikuni

TWINMAT Academy co-director, Twine Phiri, has confirmed that four of their players will start training with CAPS United today.

The youngsters are Shawn Mupesa, Travoulter Dube, Brooklyn Katumba and Nkosikhona Moyo.

The academy mainly focuses on identifying and grooming rural talent.


But, they can also accommodate urban youngsters who have exceptional talent.

Phiri’s eyes, when it comes to scouting talent, rarely blink.

He has traceable record of having unearthed Energy Murambadoro from Gokwe.

The former CAPS United boss, also travelled across the SADAC Region to scout fine talent like Laughter Chilembe, Joseph Kamwendo and Ian Bakala.

He has teamed up with Reuben Mataka to establish this promising project.

They have widened their nets to rope in youngsters from Binga, Murehwa, Hurungwe and Gwanda.

And, they have moved nine of these youngsters to the capital where this Academy is based.

Three of these players are still doing their O’ Level studies and their school fees is being paid for by TWINMAT Academy.

Yesterday, they played Dynamos at Alex Sports Club where they gave the Glamour Boys a good run.

Phiri said the objective of the project is to give players a platform to showcase their potential.

“It’s good to see these boys, whom we took from the bottom, going toe-to-toe with a big club like Dynamos, I’m sure they all went home inspired.

“This is the environment that every aspiring footballer deserves, just imagine that just two months ago these youngsters were hopeless in their respective rural homes and now they are in Harare playing on the same field with someone like Donald Mudadi.

“I’m also delighted to announce that four of our products are joining CAPS United, this will drive everyone to remain hopeful and focused.”

Phiri acknowledged that he had planned to distance himself from football but he was motivated to make a return by concerned parents.

TWINMAT Academy are also hosting a tournament in Binga this weekend.

Their intention is to bring more youngsters to their base in the capital.

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