BN Academy junior footballer Tatenda Nyoni arrived back home on Wednesday from a 10-day long summer camp held at Dortmouth College, Boston, USA.
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Nyoni (18) of BN Academy joined 150 players mainly from the US, United Kingdom and other African countries.
Speaking to Standardsport just after touching down at Harare International Airport, Nyoni said the 10 days he spent in the US were an eye-opener before adding that he was now waiting for the evaluations which would tell whether he would be considered for a scholarship place at the college.
“On arrival, we were randomly put into eight teams of 15 players and two groups west and east were formed. The first session took four days and it was done daily. It ran from July 13 to 16. All the teams in the group would play each other with the winners in each group facing each other at the end of the day. As someone who had travelled there to impress, I made sure I took part in the second session that also took four days, running from July 17 to 20 with other boys having taken one session,” Nyoni said.
The St Georges Upper Six student is optimistic that he will make the grade.
“The main reason I went there was to impress and be considered for a scholarship. I am sure from what I did, I will make it. I would also want to thank former Warriors coach Charles Mhlauri who was always there for me giving advice all the time,” added Nyoni.
Speaking from the airport, academy director Bekhi Nyoni said this was the first time that BN Academy had sent a player to the summer camp and it had marked the beginning of good things to come.
“We hope to continue sending kids to such camps. But what I would want parents to know is that sending a child to the Unites States does not guarantee him a scholarship place, they need to understand this. At times kids fail to make it,” Nyoni said.