“I am convinced current players need to be inspired by old players to uplift their playing standards,” said Gumiso.
“It’s always sad to see a team of Bosso’s calibre struggle while the solution is working with former players who can easily inspire these youngsters. I have been sadly monitoring the situation from my base where I am mentoring youngsters.”
Gumiso lamented the scraping of the club’s Under-19 stream.
“Those boys were good playing in the Second Division, where they got a lot of experience and relevant game time. The club’s management needs to re-think that decision and make sure the boys are back in that league. In Europe and America, we have junior players participating in such leagues and that is what we term proper development,” added Gumiso, who now works as a United Nations grassroots football mentor- a program aimed at developing and resuscitating waning junior football fortunes across the world.
“Many countries seem to have lost their track on junior football and I hope my involvement in dealing with grassroots football will help bring back that old glory, at least to Zimbabwe.”Post published in: Football