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Zimbabwe Youngstars Shines For Wolves Despite ZIFA and SRC Setbacks

Zimbabwe Youngstars Shines For Wolves Despite ZIFA and SRC Setbacks
Zimbabwe Youngstars Shines For Wolves Despite ZIFA and SRC Setbacks

Zim Youngsters Triumph Despite Local Setbacks

Zimbabwe has been experiencing a turbulent period in its footballing landscape, with the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) and the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) consistently locking horns. This impasse has had severe repercussions on the country’s football development, both locally and internationally. However, amidst this chaos, two Zimbabwean youngsters have been flying the country’s flag high in a 4-team Under-18 tournament in Italy.

Tournament Overview

The tournament features four teams, namely Wolves, Juventus Borgaro, Atalanta, and another Italian side. The Zimbabwean duo is playing for the Wolves team, which is currently leading the table with five points after two games. Juventus Borgaro and Atalanta are second and third, respectively, with three points each.

Zimbabwean Scorers

Wolves fly out for warm weather training camp in Spain | Express & Star

Despite playing against formidable opposition, the Zimbabwean duo has been instrumental in their team’s success in the tournament. Leading the pack is forward Leon Chiwome, who has scored four goals in the competition. Chiwome has been in scintillating form, terrorizing opposition defenders with his pace and finishing ability.

The other Zimbabwean on the scoresheet is a 15-year-old midfielder who was introduced by the Zimbabwe Football League (ZFL) in 2020 when he was only 13. Although still very young, the midfielder has been impressive in the tournament, scoring a goal to propel his team to the top of the standings.

Competition for the Golden Boot

There are six players in the tournament who have scored one goal each, one player who has scored two goals, and the Zimbabwean forward, who leads the race with four goals. Chiwome is in a prime position to win the tournament’s golden boot if he can maintain his impressive form in the remaining games.

Implications of the Youngsters’ Success

Wolves players enjoy group training - GALLERY | Shropshire Star

The success of the two Zimbabweans in the Italian tournament is a ray of hope for Zimbabwean football. Despite the current state of affairs in the country, the youngsters’ performance highlights the potential that exists within the country’s footballing ranks.

Moreover, the achievement of the Zimbabwean duo should be a wake-up call for ZIFA and SRC, who have been accused of neglecting young talent in the country. It is high time that the two organizations put their differences aside and focus on developing the country’s football from the grassroots level.

In conclusion, the performance of the two Zimbabwean youngsters in the Italian Under-18 tournament is a cause for celebration for Zimbabwean football fans. It highlights the potential that exists within the country’s football ranks, despite the current state of affairs. The challenge now lies with the relevant authorities to harness and develop this potential for the betterment of Zimbabwean football.

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