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Soccer player quits Tsholotsho for Jozi

by Staff reporter
14 Jul 2017 at 07:59hrs | Views
AS the world marvels at some of the football talent Zimbabwe has to offer on the continent and beyond there are some whose passion is not enough to earn them international acclaim but their love for the game is somehow kept alive.

Some promising talent on the domestic league fails to flourish. That is the nature of the real world, a case of "survival of the fittest" or simply, "natural selection" and so to earn a living there is no choice but to relegate the "formal" version of the game to the back seat, opting for what will pay the bills.

In that regard B-Metro Sport has learnt that struggling Castle Premier Soccer League outfit Tsholotsho FC recently lost their midfielder-cum striker Mostafa Ponyera who reportedly quit the club to pursue street soccer in neighbouring South Africa.

According to Tsholotsho FC chairman Mlamuli Phiri, Ponyera, who had turned out for Zhwane Boys for over three years, is also doing some menial jobs in Mzansi.

"Ponyera is no longer our player. He quit the club about a month ago. We gathered that he is in South Africa where he is playing street soccer. I understand he is also doing some menial jobs," said Phiri.

In Johannesburg social soccer pays decent money compared to our local league.

Forgotten stars such as Kenny "Dokoza" Msimanga, Mgcini Mhlophe, Thubelihle Ncube, Nqobile Sibanda (all ex-Highlanders players), ex-FC Platinum and Chicken Inn lanky midfielder Thandazani "Malele" Ndlovu and Bruce Bangira who was with the now defunct AmaZulu are some of the easily identifiable Zimbabwean footballers in social soccer circles.

At least How Mine player Peter "Rio" Moyo managed to revive his career back home after turning out for social soccer outfit Shetstone Gardens. This could suggest that the social soccer league is competitive enough to house players at their prime.

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Source - bmetro