Zimbabwean soccer coach joins Spanish club

Zimbabwean football coach, Samukeliso Ncube has become the latest Zimbabwean to break into Spanish football after penning one-year contract with FC Malaga City Academy.

Ncube started his career as a player at Chikurubi Support Unit camp where he grew up but got injured along the way but that did not stop him from chasing his dream of becoming a coach.

“I give thanks to all those coaches who helped me learn the ropes to become where I am today.  I remember at one point last year, I had lost hope of coming here (Spain) but because of Backlyfield Chivenga, whom I worked with in South Africa as his assistant, I managed to pull through. His encouragement and advice are immeasurable and I thank God for him.

“My family also played a critical role and they supported me all the way. FC Malaga City is now my new home and I’m happy to be here.  

“I’m looking forward to learn a lot about the game and I’m hoping to change the face of Zimbabwean football given the chance. I’m still holding onto my dream to one day coach my beloved number one team, the Warriors and I hope and pray it will come to pass,” said Ncube.

When he got his first coaching badge, Ncube joined Black Mambas but later moved to Twalumba, where he worked with the current ZIFA Technical Director, Wilson Mutekede, Mike Madzivanyika and former Dynamos goalkeeper, Gift “Umbro” Muzadzi.

He also worked at Caps United, Gunners and Big Five FC before crossing the Limpopo where he learnt the ropes with several South African clubs.

Ncube becomes latest Zimbabwean to break into European leagues following the recent signing of Mighty Warriors captain, Immaculate Msipa by Spanish Segunda Women’s division side, CF Joventut Al Massora.  

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