Nyasha Mushekwi

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Nyasha Mushekwi
Nyasha Mushekwi
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Born Nyasha Mushekwi
(1987-08-21) August 21, 1987 (age 28)
Nationality Zimbabwe
Education Blackiston Junior School, Allan Wilson High School, Churchill Boys High
Occupation
  • Footballer.
Employer Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa
Relatives Tonderai Mushekwi aka TK Hollum


Nyasha Liberty Mushekwi is a Zimbabwean footballer registered Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa but is currently on loan with Djurgardens of Sweden where plays as a striker. Mushekwi rose to national prominence when he switched from a professional basketball career to a soccer career that got off to a flying start with CAPS United Football Club after having been given a chance by Moses Chunga.

Background

Nyasha Mushekwi was born on August 21, 1987.[1] He is married to Luminitsa Mushekwi and they have a son together.[2]

Career

Mushekwi is said to have been a jack of all trades when it came to sport as he was heavily involved in hockey, athletics and rugby.[3] At one point he was voted the most valuable player in the Mashonaland Basketball Association League in 2006. Ever since he switched to soccer, his career has been nothing short of phenomenal. Nyasha Mushekwi is said to have started playing soccer while he was at Blackiston Junior School but somehow along the way he ended up being a basketball star in high school and eventually the domestic league[3] Mushekwi started his professional football career at CAPS United Football Club in 2008 under Moses Chunga who was experiencing serious difficulties finding a potent striker.[4] His eventual stint at Makepekepe was more of an accident as the player just wanted to keep fit during the rugby off season and had been turned down by Motor Action Football Club before he tried his luck at the green machine.

Mushekwi played a key role at Makepekepe and was an instant hit in the premier league due to his strength on aerial balls and scoring goals from half chances. Following a very successful season with CAPS, Mushekwi made a move to South Africa where he joined Mamelodi Sundowns. At Sundowns the player also proved to be very effective scoring a number of goals for the club. He was the club's leading goal scorer for two consecutive seasons.[5] However the player seemed to have hit a rough patch as he has been loaned to several clubs as Sundowns have not registered him despite having a running contract with the player.[6] He has been loaned to Belgian side KV KV Oostende and it was also rumoured that the player was on the verge of completing another loan move to Denmark where he was set to join Hobro IK FC for six months as he still had a running contract with Sundowns. He was eventually loaned to Djurgardens of Sweden where he had a fairytale run with the club scoring several goals and getting standing ovations from the spectators on numerous occasions.

Clubs Played For

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Soccer Accolades

Basketball career

Apart from being a lethal striker, Mushekwi was also a very skilled basketball player having represented the country at senior level just as he did in soccer. He is said to have been a keen basketball player since his high school days.[5]

Gallery

Videos

Mushekwi in action

Mushekwi in action

Nyasha Mushekwi playing for the Zimbabwe Warriors

Mushekwi in action

References

  1. Nyasha Liberty Mushekwi, Goal.com, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: 10 Feb 2015
  2. Mushekwi abandons wife and kid in SA, Mafaro, Published: 23 Mar 2015, Retrieved: 23 Mar 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 Enock Muchinjo ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’-Mushekwi, The Standard, Published: December 3, 2009, Retrieved: February 10, 2015
  4. Nyasha Liberty Mushekwi, Beez Sports, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: February 10, 2015
  5. 5.0 5.1 Nyasha Mushekwi, MTN Football, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: February 10, 2015
  6. Nyasha Mushekwi targets January move, Nehanda Radio, Published: November 19, 2014, Retrieved: February 10, 2015