Executive member in charge of development Francis Madzinga believes the inaugural Marvelous Nakamba Under 17 tournament will help showcase junior talent. The tournament is scheduled for White City and Luveve Stadium in Bulawayo, on the 18th and 19th of this month.
It will feature Dynamos, Highlanders, Njube Spurs, Hwange Dynamo, Albun Academy, Bulawayo City, Ajax Hot Spurs and Chicken Inn.
According to the organisers, some European scouts will grace the tournament. There will be team and individual prizes to motivate the players as well as to reward excellence.
“We are excited to be invited and want to bring home the title. The tournament is going to showcase junior talent in the country. It will also put to rest the doubt people have, that junior policy is non existent at Dynamos. We are going to assemble a competitive team which will challenge for honours,” Madzinga said.
Apart from Under 17s, the club also has other age groups teams plus the Division Two side which supplied some players to the senior team this season.
“Currently we have Under 10, 14, 16 and 18. We also have our Division 2 side which has supplied players who include Luke Musikiri, Bill Antonio, Hamilton Gomba and Tendaishe Magwaza to the senior team this season. Some of the players from the developmental side who are yet to be registered include Kelvin Rateiwa and goalkeeper Tanyaradzwa Jinja.”
Antonio has started in three of the first team’s matches in the Chibuku Super Cup while Musikiri came in as a substitute in one match.