Bantu Rovers have stepped up their efforts to focus on producing and nurturing local football talent as the club has announced that it will begin trials for their 2018 class on the 9th of December.
By SportBrief Reporter
Over the years, Bantu Rovers FC have established themselves as a club that produces an abundance of footballing talent. And true to their craft, the club last month announced that it would be concentrating more on its football academy.
Hence the club has announced that it would be conducting trials for its 2018 classes on 9 December. The trials will target Boys and Girls born in 1998 up to 2007 or later as they aim to develop footballers from a tender age.
According to an advert released by the club, the Bantu Academy will aim to develop youngsters in critical areas such as:
-Technical and tactical development to help players reach their highest soccer levels
-Competitive matches and tournament participation
-Character development through responsibility, work ethic, sportsmanship and teamwork
-Exposure to scholarship opportunities, professional team placement
The club has had an outstanding record of bringing through young talent as since 2008, 9 players have earned scholarships to the US, more than 10 have signed professional contracts in Zimbabwe (FC Platinum, Chicken Inn, Highlanders etc) and 6 have signed contracts outside Zimbabwe (Kaiser Chiefs, Sundowns, Club Brugge etc)
The club also boasts of having top coaches such as Agent Sawu, Dumaza Dube, Khanyile Dlamini and Methembe Ndlovu on their books