Gwanda-born defender Cecil Nyoni is being tipped for big things in football by his new coach at Boston United in England.
The 18-year-old Zimbabwean is currently getting some first-team experience at York Street (as Boston are affectionately known) after being loaned out by parent club Sheffield Wednesday.
On Saturday, the defender was pushed forward to carry out a midfield role alongside Anthony Church as Boston United earned a hard-fought draw with promotion rivals Guiseley.
The youngster could be the next big thing for Zimbabwe in the UK after he impressed his manager after a good performance over the weekend.
“Cec (for Cecil) came into midfield, Sheffield Wednesday feel it’s his better position.
“He’s still learning, he’s a teenager, but he did well.
“This is a huge learning curve for him as he’s been playing reserve football for three years and he’s getting used to pace of the game now,” said the team’s coach Rob Scot in an interview with the Boston Standard after the match.
Nyoni recently made it clear that he was willing to play for the national team if he was called up by any technical team.
Meanwhile in South Africa, former Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa’s Black Leopards moved to the top of the Inland Stream after downing Dynamos 2-1 in Giyani, while Thanda Royal Zulu, who beat Nathi Lions 2-0 at home, have taken a three-point lead following Bay United’s failure to overcome a nine-man FC Cape Town in their crucial Coastal Stream clash.
David Thidiela’s side (Leopards) now share the same number of points as Jomo Cosmos and third-placed University of Pretoria, although the latter two both have fixtures later this week.
FC AK continued their good run, frustrating high-flying United FC 2-1 in Kimberley with goals from Joshua Sauls and Elasto Kapowezha, which elevates them above Dynamos.