Lyon forward Tino Kadewere has been appointed City of Harare ambassador following his mercurial rise in French football.
Kadewere took the French Ligue 1 by storm after joining Lyon from second-tier side Le Havre.
He scored 10 goals, and provided three assists, helping the French giants to Uefa Europa qualification.
Acting Harare Mayor, Stewart Mutizwa, confirmed Kadewere’s appointment. Before his move to Europe, the 25-year-old forward played for Harare City.
“Yes, Tino (Kadewere) has been appointed the City of Harare ambassador,” Mutizwa said.
He said the appointment had been influenced by the fact that Kadewere is a former Harare City player, the Zimbabwe PSL team run by the City of Harare.
“He is the team’s biggest export, so far, and his intimate association with the club, up to now, is inspiring,” he added.
Just recently, Kadewere donated some kits for the team. “He is in a good position to market the brand Harare and we have so much confidence in his brand.
“There is a reason why you need to honour your own. He is one of our own. Instead of saying Lionel Messi, or Cristiano Ronaldo being our ambassador, we have made Tino our own ambassador,” he said.
The Zimbabwe international was recently appointed brand ambassador for Senditoo, an international value remittance service for diaspora communities to support family and friends in their home country.
The Warriors striker is also the Zimbabwe tourism ambassador and he is the face of 4 May International, a company that sells trendy suits.
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By FARPost Reporter