Chunga’s ‘kidznet’ project at Shooting Stars


Moses Chunga has once again looked up to teenagers to beef up his Shooting Stars squad as the mid-season transfer window opened last week.
Chunga, known for his ardent belief in young blood is targeting two Lord Malvern schoolboys from an unnamed academy who are all strikers, to add more bite to the Elite Boys’ strikeforce, which has yielded eight goals in as many matches.
However, Chunga could yesterday not be drawn into revealing the names of the teenagers saying Stars have not yet finalised any deals.
“We need to beef up our strike force and we would want to sign two young players who are between the ages of 17 and 19 but nothing is concrete at the moment. We will reveal all the details at the end of this month,” said Chunga.
Stars already have teenagers on their books in Simba Sithole and Gabriel Nyoni. A regular in Chunga’s squad, Sithole is a Churchill High schoolboy while Nyoni who is at Pamushana High in Gutu has been coming off the bench.
Chunga’s faith in junior players saw him crafting the famous Dynamos “Kidznet Project” eight years ago and was also responsible for unearthing Tafadzwa Rusike as a 16-year old at Caps United.
Stars chairman Willard Manyengavana also confirmed they were chasing the youngsters. He said the Elite Boys would not sign any big name players because of financial predicament bedeviling every PSL club.
“Yes, we would want to sign two boys from a certain academy but we are yet to get any clearance from their owners.
“I do not think it will be wise at this moment for us to buy more established players because they come with high costs and we do not have the money,” Manyengavana said.
He also dispelled rumours that Shooting Stars, who have adopted Ascot Stadium in Gweru as their home ground, were planning to play their home games against big teams in Harare.