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BN Academy director hails progress

BN Academy director Beki Nyoni says he is much satisfied with the progress made by his academy this far.

By our Staff

Nyoni was speaking at the backdrop of his academy having enrolled an astonishing 1 122 junior football players from the tender age of four to 19 years this year only.

Of the 1 122, one of them, Nigel Ndlovu (19) ended the soccer season on a high note, securing a one year professional trial stint with Danish team Hobro lK, which begins sometime this year.

The academy managed to lure their former player Victor Chagonda, now based in the United States, to come back home and identify kids with the potential to make it in college football and he has been in the country for the past two weeks.

Their next holiday coaching clinic set for January 8 will see Chagonda concluding his scouting mission. Players that would have been scouted will be awarded scholarships in the US.

Nyoni acknowledged that most of his players had improved at their respective schools, becoming a part of their school teams.

“This project has been hailed by a number of schools. Most of my players have become good players at their respective schools, even taking up leadership roles through the confidence that we have helped them build,” Nyoni said.

He also applauded his coaching staff for lifting the Under-14 Ten Toes Cup which they won after brushing aside competition from teams like Maningi, Friendly Football Academy and Revival just to mention a few.

Nyoni showed his softer side when he afforded five rural junior players a chance to attend his week-long training clinic after he identified them at a junior tournament in Mahusekwa.

He promised to keep bringing in foreign coaches to improve every aspect of the game.

“We have coaches from France and US. I promise to keep on bringing in foreign coaches to help the kids to be complete players,” Nyoni added.

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