Mapeza to look at Sibanda for national duty?

Irish-based Galway United gunman Oscar Sibanda (23) is set don national team colours after coach Norman Mapeza expressed a desire to have a look at him his Joe Mart Transfer Agency confirms.

 Oscar Sibanda
Oscar Sibanda

“We are in constant update with Mapeza and he promised to look at Sibanda during friendly matches. He also said if he comes on holiday he will try to have a look at him training with any of the local teams,” said a spokesman for the agency.

Mapeza was not available for comment. But Sibanda said he was ready to represent his country at international level.

“I have gained a lot of experience since I turned professional. I am as well ready to represent my country at international levels. I have also denounced a lot of calls for me to play for Ireland because I have my country at heart,” he said.

His Galway United mentor, John Brennan, believes Sibanda is an intelligent player who needs to improve a little bit for international duties.

“He is very intelligent player, quick and a good eye for goal. On the international front Oscar has to improve a bit more; I am doing everything in my power to push him up to that level,” he said.

Prior being a professional Sibanda played for Highlanders Juniors until he went to Ireland to study further. While in Ireland he played for East Meath United U-18 and was the top goal scorer for the team in 2007.

After sterling performances for East Meath he was snatched by Shamrock Rovers U-20, and soon joined Drogheda United Reserves in 2009 where he kept banging in goals and also won Goal of the season award.

In 2010, he joined Galway United recently got his first goal of the season.

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