Mpofu makes move

Former Highlanders player, Ackim Mpofu, moved an inch closer to professional football in the United States, after he agreed a deal with the Northeastern University.

Ackim Mpofu
Ackim Mpofu

The long-term agreement with “The Huskies” would be enough reward for a successful spell at the Cushing Academy in Massachusetts, where the former junior national team captain raked in numerous awards since joining in late 2012.

“I am officially committed to be a Husky. I committed to play for them for the next four years of university and if everything goes well, I will be signing my Letter of Intent in about a month,” the 18-year-old told The Zimbabwean.

“The move was quick and interesting. I took tours to see the colleges and looked at what each place could provide. Northeastern was the best. In addition, the coaches came up to watch some of my games and offered me a place, which was pretty exciting. The university will provide me with a stellar education and I can get to play at Division One level.”

The move to “The Huskies” comes on the back of a highly-successful year for the former student at Bulawayo’s St Columbus High School, who was recently named the 2013 Prep Private Boys Soccer All Scholastic Most Valuable Player (MVP), one of local academy football’s most prestigious awards.

His move to Northeastern sees him further lengthen the list of former Highlanders players that include Methembe Ndlovu, Thulani Ncube and Mkhokheli Dube, to have played at that level.

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