Sports Press Reporter

GROUP Zimbabwe-UK have actually praised the progress being made by Zimbabwean gamers in the UK.

This follows a brilliant start by teenage forward, Panashe Makwiramiti, at his brand-new club Eastbourne United AFC.

The 18-year old, who recently joined the English lower tier club on loan from Hastings, made an instant impression with a man-of the-match efficiency at the weekend.

Makwiramiti stood out in the 3-0 success over Broadbridge during the season opener.

” Objectives from Panashe Makwiramiti, Alfie Peacock and Jayden Fitzpatrick provide us the three points,” stated the club on their social networks pages.

” A strong start to the season from the boys. Best of luck to Broadbridge Heath for the remainder of the season.

” Today’s fans man-of-the-match might have gone to five or six gamers, however the award goes to Panashe Makwiramiti.

” Panashe got a goal and looked remarkable in his first competitive match for the club.”

Makwiramiti just recently had trials with Spanish Segunda Department side Rayo Vallecano and was offered an Under-18 contract, which he is yet to take up.

This was after he had impressed at Buckswood School where he played 13 video games for the first string and scored 27 goals.

He likewise had two helps to his name.

The teenage sensation was snatched up by Hastings United Under-18 side.

He only played 10 games, scored 8 goals and made five helps prior to Eastbourne United AFC came knocking.

Compatriot, Prince Mutswunguma, likewise got a new contract in the UK after signing for AFC Rushden and Diamonds.

The 20-year old forward was revealed by the Northamptonshire-based club at the weekend.

” Prince Mutswunguma has today signed for the club. The previous Cambridge United Youth player spent last season at St Neots where he scored nine goals in 26 matches as a striker.

” Prince has been on trial at the club and scored in our recent fixture against Bedford Town.

” Invite to the club Prince,” the club said on their site.

The former Cambridge United and St Neots striker has revealed his enthusiasm to play for Zimbabwe in the future.

He became part of the group of UK-based players that took a trip to Zimbabwe last year, under the Group Zimbabwe-UK effort fronted by Marshall Gore, for trials with the national Under-23 group.

” It was an excellent experience,” he told the Cambridge Live.

” The league has just started out there, and we were playing our video games before league matches, so there were loads of fans seeing.

” I did rather well and made it onto the shortlist, so there’s quite a high chance I will make the group.

” AI also scored a penalty in among the matches.

” It was likewise crazy seeing where my parents matured and walking those same streets.

” AI found it motivating, and it taught me that you must never ever offer up.

” They had an English representative over here who was viewing me at United and kept tabs on me when I was released.

” He saw me rating in the FA Cup for Haverhill Rovers as the match was on BBC IPlayer and remembered me as the lad from Cambridge.

” He asked what I considered playing for Zimbabwe, and while my dream growing up here was betting England, there’s a lot of players ahead of me.”

Gore is likewise delighted that the duo of Tendai Chitiza, who was once on the books of Serbian first department side FK CSK Pivara, and Universe Mathwasa, have actually dedicated with Stamford AFC 1896.

Chitiza joined the side at the start of last term from United Counties League Department One side, Anstey Nomads, and went on to take pleasure in a breaking maiden campaign at the club.

“Wishing you all the best this season.

“We’re delighted to reveal the development of a few of our Group Zimbabwe UK Diaspora Football Players who have protected excellent relocations throughout this window,” stated Gore on his Twitter page.