Mpofu basks in US glory

Zimbabwean teenage soccer sensation, Ackim Mpofu, is basking in the glory of yet another astounding season in the United States of America.

The former Highlanders utility player recently raked in another award, after he was named the 2013 Prep Private Boys Soccer All Scholastic Most Valuable Player (MVP), one of local college football’s most prestigious awards.

This follows an impressive season that culminated in the 18-year-old Cushing Academy forward scoring 17 goals, two more than his tally for last season. The award covers preparatory schools from the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut and New England and is one of many honours the Zimbabwe youth international accumulated at the just-ended season.

After he captained his academy to the historical Playoffs finals, he was ranked 12th un-contracted player in the country and made the All Star and Senior teams for the Western New England Prep School Soccer Association (WNEPSSA) for the second successive season.

Mpofu, who the respected New England Preparatory School Athletic Council ranked in its top five list of the best preparatory footballers for the season, also scooped another prestigious MVP award during the recent All American Awards held in Washington D.C, one of two sports stars from Massachusetts to be honoured during the recent sports banquet.

“I am grateful to my parents, family, teachers and team-mates who have helped me push to the next level,” the modest player told The Zimbabwean from the United States.

The utility player first rose to prominence when he captained his country at the at the 2010 Youth Olympic Football Tournament in Singapore. Meanwhile, Cushing Academy congratulated Mpofu, who was featured in the recent edition of today’s issue of the Boston Globe.

“It has been quite some time since a Cushing player has had this award and we are all extremely proud of what he has achieved in his Cushing Academy career,” the academy stated.

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