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Young Chimodzi Jr to learn from Zambian club

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Silver Strikers captain, Young Chimodzi Junior, will undergo a two-week physical fitness training session at Zambian MTN League side Mufulira Wanderers.

Chimodzi Junior is expected to double roles as player and fitness trainer once football resumes in the country after Silver’s Zambian coach Daniel Kabwe recommended him for the new position.

Silver Chief Executive Officer, Thokozani Chimbali, said they had finalised arrangements for the player to travel to the neighbouring country.

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“We have finalised all arrangements with our Zambian counterparts. We chose Mufulira after getting information that they have well qualified physical trainers. We believe that the trip will help Chimodzi Junior to get the required expertise to train his fellow players,” Chimbali said.

However, Chimbali said it was not known when Chimodzi Junior would travel to Zambia due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Zambian football is expected to resume next week with matches scheduled for completion in six weeks.

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Early this year, the Central Bankers announced that Chimodzi Junior will double roles in the 2020 season.

After completing the course, Chimodzi Junior will likely have limited time actively playing football in the new season.

In view of this, Silver signed youthful midfielder Chikondi Kamanga from Be Forward Wanderers as his understudy.

Chimodzi Junior refused to comment on the matter, saying the club had stopped players from talking to the press.

The son to Malawi football legend Young Chimodzi Senior is one of the longest serving players in the TNM Super League, having started his career in 2005 at Civo Service United before moving to Escom United.

He also had stints with clubs in India and Greece. The defensive midfielder has four Super League titles, two won while at Silver and the other two at Escom.

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