Image Via New Zimbabwe
August 21, 1987
|Education||Blackiston Junior School, Allan Wilson High School, Churchill Boys High|
|Employer||Zhejiang Greentown, China|
|Notable work||Donated a luxury bus to his former team CAPS United Football Club|
|Spouse(s)||Ex-Wifey - Luminitsa Dumbisa Jemwa|
|Relatives||Tonderai Mushekwi aka TK Hollum|
Nyasha Liberty Mushekwi is a Zimbabwean footballer who currently plays for China League One club Zhejiang Greentown. Nyasha was previously registered at Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa but was later on loaned to Djurgardens of Sweden where he was 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.
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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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.
On 22 December 2015, Mushekwi transferred to China League One side Dalian Yifang. He was the top goal scorer in the team for 3 consecutive seasons. However, he suffered a few serious injuries later, from which his physical condition was affected.
On 15 July 2019, Mushekwi joined China League One side Zhejiang Greentown.
Though a sharp brave player Nyasha has suffered a lot of injuries throughout his career. In February 2014 he suffered an injury from which he did not recover until November 2014.
In China, in the 2017 season, he was once tackled brutally in the right leg, but volunteered to stay on the pitch, and scored an important goal.
In 2018 he had pelvis injuries during the season but he stayed on and scored continuously. In the same year, he tried to stay in the game after a heavy collision in the head with an opponent goalkeeper.
In 2019 he joined Zhejiang Greentown even though his performance was not optimum after surgery.
Clubs Played For
- CAPS United Football Club
- Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa
- Dalian Yifang, China
- Zhejiang Greentown, China
- K.V. Oostende, Belgium
- Djurgårdens IF, Sweden
- Top goal scorer in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League (2009)
- Second runner up for the soccer star of the year (2009)
- COSAFA Cup Winners medal
- Voted most valuable player in the Mashonaland Basketball Association League (2006
Apart from being a lethal striker, Mushekwi was also a very skilled basketball player having represented the country at a senior level just as he did in soccer. He is said to have been a keen basketball player since his high school days.
Buying CAPS United A 45 Seater Bus
In August 2019 it was reported that Chinese based Mushekwi bought his former home team CAPS United Football Club a bus. He is first foreign based footballer to do such a deed. It is in line with Zimbabwe culture of honour and respect known as 'Ziya kwavakabva'(know where you from).
- Nyasha Liberty Mushekwi, Goal.com, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: 10 Feb 2015
- Mushekwi abandons wife and kid in SA, Mafaro, Published: 23 Mar 2015, Retrieved: 23 Mar 2015
- Enock Muchinjo ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’-Mushekwi, The Standard, Published: December 3, 2009, Retrieved: February 10, 2015
- Nyasha Liberty Mushekwi, Beez Sports, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: February 10, 2015
- Nyasha Mushekwi, MTN Football, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: February 10, 2015
- Nyasha Mushekwi targets January move, Nehanda Radio, Published: November 19, 2014, Retrieved: February 10, 2015
- Mushekwi buys CAPS United 45 seater bus. Soccer24, Published 2 August 2019, Retrieved 21 August 2019. https://www.soccer24.co.zw/2019/08/02/mushekwi-buys-caps-united-45-seater-bus/