Nakamba to promote Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean footballer Marvelous Nakamba promised to promote Zimbabwe and inspire the next generation of footballers.
In a statement, Marvelous Nakamba said he wants to use his time at Aston Villa and in the English Premier League to promote his country. He also said he wants to inspire the next generation of footballers.
Nakamba,25, has played two league games for Aston Villa since joining them from Belgian side Club Brugge in August.
“I think they can believe and have faith that nothing is impossible.”
He says his experience of playing in the Champions League is helping him adjust to the demands of the Premier League.
He said having the three former Zimbabwe players as a reference point has helped him adapt to the English game.
“It’s something that keeps pushing me. It gives me confidence, faith, and belief in myself.”
The icon also said:
“My family back home is proud of me. They are always watching me; they are pushing me and I just want to keep on representing them and try my best and keep on learning.”
However, Nakamba said the Premier League standard are higher compared to the Belgian league. Also, he said Champions League and Premier League are almost similar and so it’s been good.
“This is my first year here, I am still trying to settle, to learn and give everything every time I am allowed to play.”
Nakamba also said he is proud to be part of a great team with a great history like Aston Villa. He added that it’s an opportunity to learn and try everything as Nakamba promote Zimbabwe.
Nakamba was part of the Zimbabwe team at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. He started his career with local side Bantu Rovers and then moved to France with Nancy before joining Vitesse Arnhem and Club Brugge.
The midfielder is the fourth Zimbabwean to play in the English top-flight league. After former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar, Coventry City star Peter Ndlovu and Manchester City striker Benjani Mwaruwaru.
Written by tatenda