Aston Villa’s midfielder, Marvelous Nakamba has reportedly applied for land from the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) to build a facility that will develop young talent and share life skills with youths.
Although details on the intended initiative are still sketchy, the development comes after Nakamba last year told BCC that he had hope that his move to England will help inspire young Zimbabwean footballers to aim higher.
The 26-year-old Zimbabwean international joined the Villains last year from Belgium outfit Club Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging, commonly referred to as just Club Brugge, or Club Bruges.
He has so far surpassed expectations of many who thought that the first season would be tough for him as he would be getting used to English football.
Nakamba has proved to be a formidable defensive midfielder with football pundits saying that he can evolve into a great player.
The general belief is that there are many Zimbabwean players who are skilled like Nakamba who just lack the exposure and resources so as to exude the great potential inherent in them.
Nakamba’s initiative, therefore, shall give an opportunity to these young talented Zimbabweans to exhibit what they are made of.
More: Zimbabwe Football Daily