Zemura to play in the Premier League next season

By Larry Trusida, Sports Editor

ZIMBABWE international Jordan Zemura will play in the Premier League next season after his club Bournemouth beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 on Tuesday to earn automatic promotion after two seasons in the second-tier Championship.

Kieffer Moore scored the game’s only goal in the 83rd minute as Scott Parker’s side joined -champions Fulham in the English top-flight next season.

Zemura was involved in the match’s decisive moment after his mazy run drew a foul on the edge of the penalty area and Philip Billing rolled a free-kick cleverly into the path of Moore, who coolly fired the ball into the far corner.

Bournemouth’s promotion means Zemura, who still has a year left on his contract at the club will become the fifth Zimbabwean to play in the Premier League, joining Bruce Grobbelaar, Peter Ndlovu, Benjani Mwaruwari and Marvelous Nakamba.