Mutasa heads for Qatar

JOHANNESBURG - Impressive young Zimbabwean goalkeeper, Kundai Mutasa (19), has finally been snapped by a top team in Qatar.
Barcelona Football Club of Spain, who won the European continental soccer championship had also expressed great interest in the young goalminder, who was groomed by both the

Eastern Highlands Academy and CAPS United before coming to South Africa in early 2006.
Mutasa, will be paid in the United States of American dollars, and information made available to CAJ News by his sponsor, a good Samaritan from Cameroun, Mutasa will be receiving a monthly allowance ranging between US$9 000 to US$12 000 per month plus some housing accommodation, transport and medical aid.
The delighted Mutasa was quick to produce his airtickets as evidence to CAJ News together with a letter from Qatar confirming his three-year contract.
“Firstly, I would like to thank God for making my dream come true. I would like to thank this great good Samaritan from Cameroon, Mr. Eddie Morbi, for providing my air tickets, accommodation, food and everything so that I fly to Qatar.
“Myself and Mr. Morbi are not related at all but he just noticed my talent and decided to nurture it through financial backing. With money everything is possible as evidenced by the club from Qatar that sought my signature after Mr. Morbi had bank-rolled my travel and accommodation arrangement. His assistance comes at a time when our brothers, who had made it in the South African premiership, are not willing to assist fellow countrymen when they come here for trials,” said Mutasa.
He said breaking into the international scene was not an easy task as the majority of the soccer players and agents were quite hostile to the youthful players. Obtaining food, accommodation, transport to and from training, medical attention when injured during training and the training kit was not an easy assignment.
“Had it not been for Mr. Morbi, my football career could have come to and end. I remember when my deal with Barcelona collapsed simply because I had no sponsor to provide for my air tickets for trials in June, while some top players from Zimbabwe, with huge sums of money were just watching us.
“Zimbabwean senior players are jealous of losing their jerseys, and they don’t want to assist upcoming players, especially in South Africa. I discovered that the Nigerians, Ghananians, Cameroonians and other nations from west and east Africa were much more united when in foreign lands. But as for Zimbabweans, they just watch and laugh at you as you suffer,” Mutasa fumed.
Mutasa, who always wanted to work with the highly rated Zimbabwe national coach and Masvingo United mentor, Luke “VaHombe” Masomere, said he believed the under-23 soccer squad to be selected for the Olympic Games in China would qualify.
He said Masomere was a good scouting coach when it comes to identifying capable players.
“Masomere is capable of producing positive results when fully supported by ZIFA and has scouting skills that are second to none. The criteria he uses to select the present squad is unique and should be supported by everybody so that he helps the nation qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games,” said Mutasa. – CAJ News

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