Soccer stars score in Botswana

soccer_footballBULAWAYO - FORMER Lancashire Steel hitman Tapela Cyclone Ngwenya. who is now based in Botswana, has moved to Jwaneng Comets after a stint with Botswana Meat Commission (BMC).

Both Jwaneng and BMC are in the Botswana Premier Soccer League. Ngwenya, joined MBC early last year from Kwekwe side Lancashire, making headlines with his scoring instincts.

He has played for Zimbabwe Saints, Highlanders and Railstars on the local scene. In making the move, Tapela joins Zimbabwean trio of former Railstars goalkeeper Chenjerai Dube, Master Masiku and Mlamuli Phakathi who have changed teams.

Masiku was turning out for Ecco City and now reunites with Zimbabwean and former Highlanders coach Madinda Ndlovu at Motlakase.

Ndlovu joined Motlakase two weeks after being fired from Highlanders. Dube and Phakathi have left BMC for Uniao Flamengo Santos and Motlakase respectively. Masiku who has also played in Swaziland confirmed the moves yesterday.

We have moved for greener pastures. Most players from Zimbabwe have experienced mixed fortunes and have therefore decided to move, said Masiku.

Botswana is home to several Zimbabwean soccer players and coaches. One of the coaches who enjoyed successful spells in the past is former Hwange mentor, Paul Moyo. But now it seems he too is struggling. His contract was not renewed after expiry. His son Benjamin Moyo also coached in Botswana.

One coach who enjoyed success during his stay in Botswana as a player and coach is former Zesa and Hwange player, Fabian Zulu, who was in that country for over a decade.

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