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Team Zimbabwe UK

Zimbabwe Football UK (ZFUK) is an organisation formed by former Zimbabwean Football Players based in the UK Diaspora. We seek to provide key leadership in the development of Zimbabwean football in the UK and back at home.

Our aim is to identify, promote and manage talented Zimbabwean football players, coaches, referees and administrators in the UK. ZFUK will ensure effective co-ordination of Zimbabwean football in the UK.

We liaise with all the Zimbabwean community clubs and tournaments organisers and ensure that football games and tournaments in the UK are organised with better co-ordination.

The organisation plans to share its football intelligence with ZIFA and to contribute immensely to the development of football in Zimbabwe via its satellite projects. At present the organisation is currently building a Zimbabwe National Team in the UK using its scouting intelligence.

It is hoped that some of identified talented players will in future feature in the main Zimbabwean National Team.

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WHO ARE WE?

Team Zimbabwe UK (TZUK) is a Zimbabwean Diaspora football Development Project set up to harness Zimbabwe’s fine football talent that is hidden outside the country, in the UK and around the world as a result of rampant migration. The Project was founded in UK (2012) Zimbabweans living in the UK Diaspora and amongst them are former players and coaches. Team Zimbabwe UK is affiliated and Regulated by the English FA. Team Zimbabwe UK also works on behalf of the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) supporting the association to develop Zimbabwe football using Diaspora communities under The “Zimbabwe Diaspora Football Development Strategy” Team Zimbabwe UK is also affiliated to the African Nations CUP UK and the African Football Association.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  • To identify Zimbabwe’s migrant football talent outside the country and introduce it to Zimbabwe National Team Mangers via ZIFA formal channels.
  • To develop and prepare the scouted talent for national team duty eventually leading us o win major international tournaments.
  • To establish a scouting unit responsible for identifying and recruiting the talented players in the UK/ Europe this can be extended to other parts of the world resources permitting.
  • To develop shadow or developmental national teams abroad that will feed in the main national team at Under 16/17 and Under 21/23.
  • To identify, develop and employ a dedicated, skilled team of qualified football coaches, administrators and medical staff amongst the Zimbabwe Diaspora Community. The Identified skilled personal could also be invited to support the national team at home given permission from ZIFA.
  • To support ZIFA to organise National Team Friendly games and camps in Europe. Camping in Europe will enable us to access good training facilities and enhance exposure of our players. It will also give us access to play friendly’s with renowned teams who prefer to play in Europe given the easy travel arrangements.
  • To support ZIFA to mobilise resources for the National Teams in Zimbabwe using the Diaspora Communities, Diaspora businesses and other opportunities of mobilising revenue e.g. hosting international friendly matches in the UK featuring Zimbabwe.

ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE

  • Chairman (Liberty Masunda)
  • Chief Executive Officer (Marshall Gore)
  • Project Administrator (Thomas Thomik)
  • Board Of Directors Obey Murefu/Kuda Zinhu/Jabulani Nare/Felix Marufu/Wellingtom Muringai
  • Football Advisory Committee (8 former players)
  • Head of Football Development (Trevor Mazhandu)
  • Football Development Offices (Coaches)
  • Scouting Team

DELIVERY MODEL

Stages Domain Action Plan Responsible Person
Phase 1 Talent Identification Program Talent hunt in academies/clubs/university and social football Scouting Unit Team
Phase3 Talented Player Development Pathway U15}U17}U21}National Team Football Development Officers (Coaches)
Phase3 National Team Development Programme Assembling the Diaspora National team and organising International friendly matches during FIFA Calendars  Team Zimbabwe UK & ZIFA
Phase4 Playing for the  Zimbabwe National Team The Player reaches climax and qualifies to play for the national team because of his exceptional qualities The Talented Football Player /ZIFA/TZUK

Results

19-06-2016 00:00
 
Zanzibar 0 : 3 Zimbabwe
 
Eqt Guinea 0 : 3 Zimbabwe
18-06-2016 00:00
 
Cameroon 0 : 2 Zimbabwe
 
Nigeria 2 : 1 Zimbabwe