Munyaradzi Doma in MBERENGWA
FORMER Warriors captain Benjani Mwaruwari has said the hunt for the country’s next big football star should start from the grassroots with focus not limited to urban areas.
He was speaking at the Mberengwa West Constituency MP Sports Gala at Mpesi Business Centre yesterday where he was the guest of honour.
The sports gala is the brainchild local legislator, Joram Gumbo, who is also the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development.
“The time to give the country the next big player is now. I’m actually here to search for the next Peter Ndlovu, the next Norman Mapeza, the next Moses Chunga, the next George Shaya. They will come from here,” said Benjani.
“I’m very glad that I’m here and we looking for players we can give opportunities like those accorded to the ones in the urban areas.
“You know when we talk about football they just want to see Musona (Knowledge) when he is now great, but we should look at the root.”