Controversial preacher, Uebert Angel, met Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba on Tuesday to discuss business opportunities in Zimbabwe.
Angel, who is Zimbabwe’s Presidential envoy and Ambassador-At-Large to the Americas and Europe, said he had a meeting with the Warriors midfielder at his residence in the United Kingdom, describing the indaba as “exceptional”. Angel posted on Twitter:
At my residence, The Angel Manor, here in [the UK] with Marvelous Nakamba @nakamba_marvelous discussing opportunities in our beloved country, Zimbabwe. Exceptional meeting we had and what I can say about Nakamba is “What a humble and knowledgeable Zimbabwean he is”.
He is raising our flag up high. I am also encouraged to note that there are a lot of well-meaning Zimbabweans in the diaspora with a strong desire to see Zim rise to the level of upper-middle-income economy status by 2030.
Meanwhile, respected journalist Nqaba Matshazi ominously noted that when Angel met English striker Saido Berahino in 2015, the latter’s football career fell apart. He tweeted:
The last time this guy met Sadio Berahino and his career took a nosedive. I’m not saying anything about Nakamba, just a recollection from 2015.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed Angel his special envoy with the responsibility of seeking trade and investment opportunities.
Angel and his wife Beverly had an hour-long meeting with President Mnangagwa at State House on 17 March this year where he was conferred with his role.