Moyo puts soccer career on hold

Former Highlanders midfielder, Mpumelelo ‘Makwee’ Moyo, has temporarily put his soccer career on hold to focus on his studies.

Mpumelelo ‘Makwee’ Moyo
Mpumelelo ‘Makwee’ Moyo

“It’s time I also prepare for life after my soccer career and I believe that will be best for me,” Moyo told The Zimbabwean early this week. “I enrolled for a Diploma in Telecommunication at a Bulawayo College towards the end of last year. I want to be skilled in something off the field because when you grow old, you have to retire from any sport and do something else. This course will be my fall-back position when my days are over in the beautiful game.”

He said he was still open to playing again after the completion of his studies. “I will return to continue with my soccer career sometime, but now that is not my focus. When the time comes, my fans will see me back and shining again.”

Having risen through the ranks of Bosso under the mentorship of the now-late Benjamin Moyo, the former Chapungu, Railstars and Quelaton F.C star made his Premiership debut for the Air Force side in 2003, aged 19.

The club identified him while he was turning out for Moyo’s Mnungwane FC, a Bulawayo-based soccer academy.

In 2008, as the economic decline began to bite, Makwee left for South Africa. He returned to continue his career in 2011, re-joining Bosso. The midfield maestro represented the country at Under-20 and Under-23 levels.

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