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Students win US scholarships

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Four students from Zimbabwe have won university scholarships to the US after impressing an American university scout Brian Suskiewicz.

Farai Mupasire, Brighton Masuka, Abel Gwatidzo and Thompson Kandemiri who belong to the World Wide Scholarships (WWS) academy will fly to the US in January after their remarkable show at the National Sports Stadium (NSS) on Saturday that caught the eye of Suskiewicz.

The academy hosted a university soccer showcase match at the NSS on Saturday which attracted 37 participants from across the country.

Suskiewicz said he was impressed with the talent in Zimbabwe.

“I was extremely impressed by the level of play that I saw, I believe that every player has the opportunity to continue their careers at the university level in the US if they continue to improve and showcase their skills both in the classroom and on the soccer field,” said Suskiewicz.

WWS president Munya Maraire said he was impressed by the students’ performance and expects more players to get scholarships abroad.

“We had a fantastic game that showcased the abilities of the best players from all over Zimbabwe,” said Maraire. “The scouts from Zimbabwe, Malawi and the US were impressed and we will see more of these players competing at the next level in a short period of time.”

Maraire also said he is planning to do the event annually and is hoping to include players from other countries in the southern African region.

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