Mugabe donates to grassroots soccer

Former Caps United striker, Innocent Mugabe, recently donated playing equipment to Mobile Academy grassroots soccer. Mugabe, who had his career cut short by injury after he had only played for barely a season in 1993, donated playing equipment to Mobile Academy, owned by another former Caps United player, Tonderai Drawu.

Drawu (extreme left) with fellow former players.
Drawu (extreme left) with fellow former players.

Drawu, who also played for Eifel Flats, was full of praise for his former teammate. “We felt honoured to receive such a donation from Mugabe, who gave us soccer kits, soccer balls, bibs and cones,” said Drawu.

“This really shows that he was not in it just for the money, but was interested in the development of the local game. With more like-minded people, we will groom youngsters to great players because what is only needed is support for them to reach greater heights. We have been facing a lot of challenges in training material for some time, but now all that is in the past and we are very grateful as a team.

“We have an obligation to give these young players a bright future. If we fail to nurture them at this age, we will be killing their future. I am doing my best to lure every youth from Mabvuku and surrounding areas to be part of this academy,” he said.

Drawu set up Mobile Academy in 2012. Its recruits are largely Under-15 players from Mabvuku High School and Under-13s from Tashinga Primary school.

Last year he launched an initiative in which he educated parents. He is also the brains behind Mabvuku Tafara Legends Association, aimed at educating and empowering former footballers to take responsibility for their local communities and themselves.

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