WHERE ARE THEY NOW? With Mkhululi Chimoio

william_mugeyi2We are in the fifth day of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and yours truly this week brings you the former Zimbabwe Warriors captain and year 2000s COSAFA CUP winning captain William Mugeyi, who is now based in Eastern Cape where he is mentoring Blackburn Rovers in the South African National First Division League (NFD).

Some soccer analysts believe that in the post independence era, Mugeyi is the best left footed defender to be produced in the country. However, other soccer followers refute this, saying they are other left footed players like Belgian based Vusumuzi Nyoni, Melusi Ndebele formerly with Highlanders, Kaizer chiefs Onesimor Bhasera, the law man of Dynamos Masimba Dinyero and Munhumutapas hard man Voster Chitemu who can be considered. The former left footed player speaks highly of his team and he aims to take it to the ABSA Premiership if he gets the support of the Eastern Cape inhabitants.

I am happy to have signed for Rovers, its a team comprising of young potential players and I am aiming higher with this team.

With the community support, we are going to be promoted soon to the premiership, nothing is going to stop us from reaching our destiny as a team. The former captain never informed us on who will win the World Cup, come July 11, but prefers to focus on building his side Rovers into a winning force.

I know we are in are in a World Cup time frame, but I am working on building a formidable side which is aiming for premiership, he said. Born 40 years ago in Harare, Mugeyi started his career at Black Aces where he earned his first cap for the Gold and Black boys at 19. He only played four seasons for the side, and in 1993 at an age of 23 years he was snatched by South African Premiership outfit uMthatha Bush Bucks, where he played alongside his twin brother Wilfred. At this time he also featured for the Warriors of Zimbabwe. In 2000 he won the COSAFA Cup as the Warriors captain.

His career at Bush Bucks spanned for more than a decade and when his club was faced with financial problems he retired from playing soccer. He has also been involved in some community activities in Eastern Cape. He decided to venture into coaching field after doing some coaching studies. He was appointed the coach of the Free State based first division side Carara Kicks, where he coached until this month when his contract expired.

Post published in: Zimbabwe Sports News

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