Forgotten Warrior Zimbabwe And Aston Villa’s No-Nonsense Central Midfielder Turns 29
Marvelous Nakamba is a Zimbabwean professional footballer who currently plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Aston Villa and the Zimbabwe national team. He was born on 19 January 1994 in Zvishavane, Zimbabwe.
Nakamba began his professional career with the Zimbabwean side Bantu Rovers FC in 2011. During his time with Bantu Rovers, he helped the team to be a stronghold due to his fantastic type of play that made him attract European teams. He then moved to Vitesse Arnhem in the Netherlands in 2014 and made his professional debut for the side in 2015.
He went on to make over 100 appearances for the club before signing for Belgian side Club Brugge in 2017. In 2019, Nakamba signed for Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee, becoming the first Zimbabwean to play in the Premier League.
He made his debut for the club in August 2019 and has since become a regular in the side, helping the team to stay in the top-flight league. Nakamba has also made 11 appearances for Zimbabwe, including in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. He scored his debut international goal in a friendly against Lesotho in 2017.