Dozens of youths turned up in Bulawayo last week to showcase their talents during a routine selection exercise for prospective beneficiaries of United States Universities academic and football scholarships.
More than 100 boys under the age of 18 thronged the event at White City Stadium B Arena with some coming from as far as Harare, Hwange, and Chinhoyi.
Mkhokheli Dube, who started his career at Highlanders before moving to the United States of America on a football scholarship, said he was delighted with the turnout. He said:
Obviously, we are delighted at the turnout. We have kids from all over the country.
It’s good to see parents driving from afar and also locals supporting the event; it is the future of their children.
There was good talent on display. At the moment, we are looking at all positions. We have a clue about the expectations of universities in the US.
The boys did their best and we were all impressed.
The trials are set to be completed this week.
Dube is being assisted by a number of development enthusiasts and Bulawayo Chiefs’ Kelvin Madzongwe.
Dube had a successful stint with New Revolution in the US Major League.
Several Zimbabweans have benefited from U.S. Universities academic and football scholarships.
These include Methembe Ndlovu, Wayne Albertyn, Patrick Daka, Mubariki Chisoni, Joseph Ngwenya, Joseph Kabwe, Sma Magagula, Thabani Moyo, Tawanda Kaseke, Tapiwa Kaseke, Takwana Kaseke, Tawanda Chitapi and Eddie Mukahanana. | ZimLive