‘Benjani the answer’

Fungai Muderere
ZIMBABWE born footballer Bradley Pritchard who is based in United Kingdom feels former Warriors captain Benjani Mwaruwari can convince gifted players such as Tendayi Darikwa and Brendan Galloway to play for the Warriors.

Darikwa and Galloway reside in England and are still eligible to play for Zimbabwe and have been impressive for their clubs down there.

Galloway, who was born in Zimbabwe but left the country for the United Kingdom at the age of six, turns out for English Premiership side Everton while Darikwa, who was born in the United Kingdom to Zimbabwean parents, turns out for championship side Burnley.

Media reports have suggested both players would rather opt for the English national team.

However, Pritchard seems to suggest they can be convinced to choose Zimbabwe by Mwaruwari, who once had playing stints at Manchester City and Portsmouth in the English Premiership.

“If Zimbabwean Soccer legend Benjani is willing to help like what he said…he is the best guy to talk to if you want to lure players like Brendan Galloway, Tendayi Darikwa etc to play for Zimbabwe,” posted Pritchard on his Facebook wall.

Pritchard, born on born 19 December 1985, plays as a midfielder for English League Two side Leyton Orient. He previously played for Nuneaton Borough, Tamworth, Hayes and Yeading United and Charlton Athletic.