MEET THE NEW WARRIOR- ALEC MUDIMU
16 May 2018
“Unbelievable!” That’s how Alec Mudimu describes the prospect of swapping the Welsh Premier League (Cefn Druids AFC) jersey for the yellow and green national colors, when he received his first warriors call up in March.
The 22 year old who left the country at the age of five, never thought Zimbabwe will identify his talent and give him a chance to shine in the national team colors,
After playing for the national team in March during the four team invitational friendly tourney he thought it was the first and last chance, well his guess was wrong! Coach Chidzambwa saw a great talent in him and he gave him another chance to make the country proud. This time it is the COSAFA duty and the talented player cannot wait to show case his abilities.
We had a small chart with him and this is what he had to say. ENJOY!
SM: A summary of your football career.
AM: : To try and make it short and brief this is my first season with the Welsh side Cefn Druids, and it’s been amazing so far having finished fifth making history at the club and also having the Europa league play off coming up this weekend. In terms of awards the team and coaches have helped me get in the team of the year here in wales but my focus is on helping the team qualify for Europa league now.
SM: Was it your dream to play for the national team?
AM: Of course it’s always someone dream to represent the country at the highest level of football. I mean personally for myself it’s something I thought wouldn’t happen but hard work, dedication and god has made this opportunity possible for myself.
SM: How did u feel wen u were called for the first time?
AM: When I was called for the first time. I can’t tell you the emotions or the joy and pride it brought to me and I don’t think I ever can it was a great moment for myself and my family and peers it’s a moment that will stay with me forever.
SM: You were called again for the national team duty…this shows Zimbabwe has got so much faith in you. What does it mean to you?
AM: To be called up again of course without doubt is an amazing thing and I’ve been working extremely hard for this upcoming tournament. I feel happy to know my country has faith in me and will continue to work hard for the upcoming events.
SM: You guys didn’t perform well in Zambia, what do you think was the problem?
AM: I wouldn’t say we didn’t perform well in Zambia at all. I would say however it was a new squad and there was a few issues we addressed after these games to reassure they cannot happen again but in time the squad will be stronger and stronger
SM: And how best can we solve that problem?
To solve problems the technical staff and players have sat down and we also trained to assure what happened cannot happen again.
SM: If you are to adopt something from England to Zimbabwean football, what could it be?
AM: Anything I can adopt from England to Zimbabwe would most probably be the tempo of the game and composure of the game
SM: In your own opinion, who is the best player to ever emerge from Zimbabwe?
AM: It is actually a bit difficult for me to choose just one player because there are so many good players that have emerged from Zimbabwe. Allow me to just say Zimbabwe has got talent!
SM: Your last words…
AM: Go warriors go!