‘Zim has potential to produce world class goalkeepers’

SOUTH Africa goalkeepers’ coach and Fifa instructor Alejandro Heredia, who is in the country for an ongoing goalkeepers’ coaching course, said Zimbabwe has a potential to produce world class goalkeepers like former Warriors goalie Bruce Grobbelaar.

REPORT BY HENRY MHARA

The Argentina born Heredia, who has also coached Absa Premiership sides Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns, was been invited by Zifa to train local goalkeepers’ coaches.

The six day course which has attracted more than 30 retired goalkeepers, national team goalkeepers coaches and premier league goalkeepers coaches, among them Nkululeko Dlamini, Peter Nkomo, Richard Tswatswa, Chenjerai Dube, Kembo Chuma, Gift Muzadzi and Matsika Ndega, is expected to conclude on Sunday.

Speaking at the official opening of the course in Harare yesterday, Heredia said the country already has good players, but with proper training they can turn into world class.

“I know of Energy Murambadoro, Tapuwa Kapini and Washington Arubi, they are really good goalkeepers from this country. But we have to produce better goalkeepers in this country, the Bruce Grobbelaars. We can only do that through these courses,” said Heredia.

Zifa board member development Benedict Moyo, who was the guest of honour at the function, said the course would, among other things, help upgrade the standards of goalkeeping coaching in the country to keep with the latest goalkeeping trends in the world. “It has been a long time since we had an exceptional group of naturally talented group of goalkeepers in the country. The talent is out there but we have not been able to nurture it,” Moyo said.

Zifa chief executive officer Jonathan Mashingaidze thanked Fifa for facilitating the course and the Zimbabwe Germany Society, through Warriors coach Klaus Pagels, who provided the venue for the course.

11 Responses to ‘Zim has potential to produce world class goalkeepers’

  1. Vimbotee May 3, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    Japhet “Short Cat” Mparutsa, Bruce “Jungleman” Grobelaar, Peter “Captain Oxo” Nkomo and Duncan Elison are some of the finest goalkeepers I have managed to watch and I do agree we can produce better.

    • alberto May 6, 2013 at 9:52 am #

      duncan elison kuCaps aitidyisa, we were saved by the cming of brenna msiska

  2. garikayi May 3, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    with the current zifa, we will continue to produce rubbish

  3. dida May 3, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    Never in a million years zimbabwe will produce a goalkeeper like Bruce Grobelaar. Dream on, no zim keeper or even african keeper will ever win EUFA Champions League final or back to back EPL titles.

    • Lennon May 3, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

      Never say never…who are you DIDA to prophesie doom on ALL African goalies.When the Almighty one wants ,they will be even better keepers than Grobelaar who can win bigger accolades.Are yo God Mr DIDA. Remember smith used to say “Dream on…never in a thousand years shall this country be ruled by an African

    • Lennon May 3, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

      Never say never…who are you DIDA to prophesie doom on ALL African goalies.When the Almighty one wants ,they will be even better keepers than Grobelaar who can win bigger accolades.Are yo God Mr DIDA. Remember smith used to say “Dream on…never in a thousand years shall this country be ruled by an African

  4. gushungo May 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Bruce, kirsty, byron, wayn n cara blacks wer exceptional. but look @ them, they are not black so as long we dont hv a white goalkeeper anogumira kusouth

  5. gushungo May 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Bruce, kirsty, byron, wayn n cara blacks wer exceptional. but look @ them, they are not black so as long we dont hv a white goalkeeper anogumira kusouth

  6. CLIMON May 3, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    the current Zifa board is very inconsistent handiti Pajero wacho vanomudzinga agadzira zvinhu voisa marara avo vana Rhaman

  7. tushu May 3, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    ZIM CRICKET SELECTORS ARE WASTING OUR TIME.HOW COME THEY STICK TO A TEAM WHICH IS NOT DELIVERING . WE WANT RESULTS OR BETTER PLAYERS

  8. Tsholotsho Boy May 4, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    Zim having a potential 2 produce a gr8 goalkeeper. Dats kak, Bruce Grobelaar wl always remain as the best ever Goalkeeper in Zim.

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