Tanyanyiwa claws his way back

Former star goalkeeper, Tendai Tanyanyiwa, has been down in the dumps since leaving Bulawayo giants, Highlanders about four seasons ago.

Former star goalkeeper, Tendai Tanyanyiwa.
Former star goalkeeper, Tendai Tanyanyiwa.

But he reckons that he is back on his way up. Tanyanyiwa is trying to claw his way back into elite soccer as goalkeepers’ coach at First Division side, Pretoria University.

Tanyanyiwa signed a three-year contract with “Amatuks” in 2007, but injury saw him take early retirement. He was roped into the technical department this season.

“Management asked me if I was interested in filling the position and I grabbed the opportunity,” he told The Zimbabwean.

“It is a challenge, even though I have a lot of experience in the game but opportunity like this comes once in a life time.

Many soccer players from my country are swept to the sidelines after injury, but I have been given a good platform.”

AmaTuks are currently two points clear of second-placed Thanda Royal Zulu on the unified National First Division and Tanyanyiwa is adamant that the Pretorains, who have flattered to deceive in the past five seasons, will make it this time. “We will definitely qualify. We will be campaigning in the PSL next season. Our players are focused, disciplined and the club has strong juniors and high quality training facilities,” he added.

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