Murisa bounces back

Former national team striker Stewart Murisa has bounced back to the game that made him a household name in his heyday. The 1996 Soccer Star of the Year has joined the Albun Soccer Academy as one of the coaches.

Former national team striker Stewart Murisa
Former national team striker Stewart Murisa

Murisa’s former team-mate and longtime friend, Alois Bunjira, founded the Chitungwiza-based academy and confirmed his former strike partner was now at the academy.

“Obviously we are happy to have “Shuto” on board. We all know he was a great player during his day and is well-travelled,” said Bunjira. “The experience he gathered throughout his career will be very useful as we groom the boys to have a great football future. The boys were very excited when he joined and I hope our combination will produce more Shutos and Bunjiras in the not too distant future. His presence will boost the confidence people have in the academy. Parents can be assured their kids will be taught and groomed well and are in great hands. The future can only be bright at Albun.”

Alongside Bunjira, Murisa was one of the most lethal strikers in post-independence Zimbabwe, culminating in his crowning as the country’s best player in 2006 while turning out for the all-conquering Caps United side.

The retired player, who helped his country win the silver medal in the All Africa Games in 1995, is arguably the only player to have starred for all of the country’s “Big Three” – Caps United, Dynamos and Highlanders. His exploits resulted in a move to South Africa where he played for Amazulu and the then-Wits University.

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