Chibwe on a mission to unearth new keepers


Zambian international goalkeeper Cyril Chibwe has partnered with the Grassroots goalkeeper academy for a special program that aims to discover new goalkeepers.

The program will see young hopeful keepers spending the weekend in Rustenburg where they will be trained by goalkeeping experts.

The Rustenburg-born keeper, who last year chose to represent Chipolopolo over Bafana Bafana, says there is a need to unearth and train more goalkeepers, specifically at his home City.

“We felt like we lack professional goalkeepers in Rustenburg,” said Chibwe during his visit to the FARPost Polokwane offices this week.

“I don’t want to lie I think I am the only professional goalkeeper in Rustenburg that is still playing so I felt like we need more of that because most of the teams or academies focus more on infield players, but this one is specifically focused on goalkeepers.

“So the week of the 24, 25 and 26 is going to be like a boot camp for goalkeepers. It is very important because I am one of the fortunate goalkeepers because it is not as easy as a goalkeeper,” he said.

Keepers who qualify for the camp must be between the ages of 15 and 23. The registration will cost R900 that will include accommodation and food for the whole weekend.

Those interested should contact 081 011 4457.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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