Mu­leya joins Copa Coca-Cola soc­cer dream team

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport -

Mu­leya is con­fi­dent his trip to South Africa will open new doors for him.

“This is a big thing for me. I have worked hard and al­ways prayed for some­thing like this and God has heard me to­day. I was ac­tu­ally over­joyed when I was se­lected to be part of the Copa Coca-Cola dream team set to travel to South Africa next month.

“This is the be­gin­ning of new things in my ca­reer and I think this is an op­por­tu­nity for me to ex­press my­self in the field and hope­fully it will open new doors,” Mu­leya said.

The Form 3 pupil started play­ing foot­ball when he was in Grade 5 at Lot­she Pri­mary in Bu­l­awayo and has also played for Makokoba-based Tigers FC. He is the first choice goal­keeper for Real Stars Sports Academy Un­der-16 and Un­der-18 teams.

He be­lieves he was se­lected be­cause of some saves he made in their match against de­fend­ing champions Dewure High School, which ended in a 1-1 draw. Sobuk­hazi were booted out in the quar­ter-fi­nals af­ter los­ing 0-1 to Ru­jeko High School.

Mu­leya said he is in­spired by Dy­namos and War­riors keeper Tatenda Muku­ruva and wanted to fol­low in the foot­steps of some PSL greats that were un­earthed at Copa Coca-Cola tour­na­ments such as Peter Ndlovu, Alois Bun­jira, Cephas Chimedza, Simba Nhivi, Ovidy Karuru, Jo­hannes Ngodzo, and Khama Bil­liat — @ khumza­llen.

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