A new Kapowezha

Elasto Kapowezha, the teenage son of the former Zimbabwe national team defender bearing the same name is setting the South African lower leagues ablaze.

Elasto Kapowezha
Elasto Kapowezha

The younger Kapowezha was a standout performer as Bidvest Wits, where his father made a name for himself, finished second in the just-ended Gauteng League. The 17-year-old scored 12 goals and provided eight assists in about 20 games he played during the campaign.

He was also one of the most exciting players during the side’s recent tour of Denmark, when he scored two goals.

The teenage star recently told The Zimbabwean he was determined to emulate his father.

“It was a very good experience and I enjoyed. In the next two years I want to see myself playing in Europe,” he said.

“This has been my best season. I improved a lot from the previous seasons and next season I will be playing with the Under-19s.” Kapowezha started playing the game at the age of six, but showed potential at 11 years o age, when he played for amateur side, Panorama FC, where he raked in some awards.

The winger, who is one of the protégés of former national team fullback, Charles Yohane, hailed the influence his father had in his promising career.

“My dad has played a major role in my career and always encourages me to work hard. He sometimes trains with me sometimes. I do not think I would be where I am right now if it was not for him. Working with Yohane has also been amazing. He has made me a good player.”

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