The Kwekwe wonder kid was spotted by FC Platinum technical advisor Jairos Tapera at the recent Copa Coca-Cola tournament in Marondera, while turning for Manunure High School. Kelvin emerged the top goal scorer after scoring six goals at the Under-17 Copa Coca Cola secondary schools tournament that was held in Marondera last month.
Kelvin’s mother Prisca Bewu told Standardsport that her son had signed a four-year contract with the richest club in the country, FC Platinum.
The club, with the assistance of Tapera, has since moved Kelvin from his previous school Manunure High in Kwekwe to high-class Guinea Fowl in Gweru.
“I can confirm that my son Kelvin has since signed a four-year contract with FC Platinum with the assistance of Jairos Tapera. From the time that they came from Marondera, Tapera came here and took him for trials in Zvishavane.
“Of all the boys that went for trials, it was Kelvin who made it. I tried to talk to him about his future and the length of the contract but he pleaded with me to put my signature as a parent because that’s what he said he wanted,” said the mother.
Bewu is elated with her son’s achievements.
“He has since moved to Gweru and FC Platinum is paying everything from school and boarding fees. I am not paying anything at all,” Bewu said.
Before moving to Mimosa, Kelvin had received other scholarship offers from top schools in the capital and Bulawayo.
Kelvin has to meet the grade of players like Benjamin Marere, Donald Ngoma, Charles Sibanda and others at FC Platinum for him to be drafted in the first team. Kelvin is currently in Europe where he joined other players who were selected at the event for a trip to Europe sponsored by Coca Cola.