Thomas Chideu
Thomas Chideu, Ajax Cape Town, football
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BornThomas Chideu
(1996-10-30) October 30, 1996 (age 24)
  • Footballer
EmployerAjax Cape Town Football Club
Parent(s)Gilbert Chideu (father) and Estere Marimo (mother)
RelativesSimba and Kudzai

Thomas Chideu is a Zimbabwean born footballer who used to play for Highlanders Football Club in Zimbabwe before joining South African club Ajax Cape Town in July 2015.


Chideu was born on 30 October 1996.[1] He has two elder brothers, Simba and Kudzai, with him being the last born in a family of 3 boys.[2] One of his brothers plays for Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League side, Dongo Sawmills Football Club. His father Gilbert Chideu passed away in 2005 and his mother, Estere Marimo, had to take care of him and his siblings on her own.[2]


Chideu attended Prince Edward High School.[3]

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Chideu started playing for Prince Edward High and impressed at The National Association of Secondary Heads Under-20 football tournament which resulted in him being signed by Highlanders Football Club at the start of the 2015 premier soccer league season. After featuring in only eight matches for Highlanders, Chideu joined South African club Ajax Cape Town after successful trials in July 2015.[4]

In 2014, Thomas was part of an exchange program where he spent three months with United Kingdom school Oswestry where he impressed leading to interest from English side Sunderland Football Club.[4]

National Team Career

Chideu has played for the Zimbabwe under-23 side.[5]

Clubs Played For

  • Ajax Cape Town Football Club (current)
  • Highlanders Football Club (January–July 2015)

Picture Gallery


  1. Thomas Chideu, Ajax Cape Town Football Club Website, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: August 7, 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nigel Matongorere, Thomas Chideu's incredible rise, Daily News, Published: July 19, 2015, Retrieved: August 7, 2015
  3. Ricky Zililo, Chideu makes grade at Ajax, Chronicle, Published: July 8, 2015, Retrieved: August 7, 2015
  4. 4.0 4.1 Thomas Chideu signs for Ajax Cape Town, Soccer24, Published: July 16, 2015, Retrieved: August 7, 2015
  5. Chideu, Rusike in SA for trials, Herald, Published: June 30, 2015, Retrieved: August 7, 2015