Tendai Tanyanyiwa

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Tendai Tanyanyiwa
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BornTendai Tanyanyiwa
(1982-10-06) October 6, 1982 (age 37)
Highfield, Harare
ResidenceSouth Africa
NationalityZimbabwean
EducationHighfield High 1 School
Occupation
  • Footballer
Years active1998 - Current
EmployerUniversity of Pretoria
Known forDriving Dynamos bus without a licence


Tendai Tanyanyiwa is a former Zimbabwean footballer who was born on 6 October 1982. He is a former player for Dynamos Football Club and Highlanders Football Club as a goalkeeper. He is a brother to the late Douglas Warriors Football Club owner Douglas Tanyanyiwa.

Background

Tendai Tanyanyiwa was born on 6 October 1982.[1] He honed his skills at the famous Zimbabwe Grounds while turning out for junior side Highfield United before it was christened to Zimbabwe Crackers.

Career

Tanyanyiwa's exploits between the sticks for Highfield United attracted the attention of the now defunct Black Aces, which was the team that gave him his big break in the top flight league in November 1998. Coincidentally his debut for Aces in the top flight was against Highlanders Football Club. It was a great achievement for him to claim the Aces' number one jersey after disposing the long-serving Emmanuel Nyahuma who had been a permanent feature in the starting XI since the early 1990s. After his impressive performance for Aces he was called up to the Zimbabwe Under-17 squad the following year. In only a year-and-a-half, Tanyanyiwa had done enough to warrant a move to Harare giants Dynamos Football Club in 2000. It was at Dynamos where he enjoyed hiscareer most and at times doubled up as the team bus driver when he didn't have a valid Class 1 licence. He would join Highlanders Football Club in 2006 and won the championship with them before joining Amaturks in 2007.

Coaching career

After he was diagnosed with a cardiac ailment and the service he rendered to Amaturks he was integrated into the technical team as the goalkeepers' coach, a position he holds to this day.

National Team

Tanyanyiwa was called to the Zimbabwe Under-17 team in 1999.

Accolades

Teams Played For


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References

  1. Godknows Matarutse, [1], The Daily News, Published: April 20, 2015, Retrieved: December 16, 2019