FOLLOWING his 19 year football playing experience in Zimbabwe that also took him to the United States and South Africaa��s topflight leagues, Mkhokheli a�?Mshozaa�? Dube, has been encouraged to consider penning a book.
The call was recently made by the Premier Soccer Leaguea��s (PSL) chief executive officer Kennedy Ndebele, a seasoned football administrator, who worked with Dube during their time at Highlanders.
Reacting to a collage of Facebook pictures of Dube (35), posted by the player on his timelineA� in action at various local and foreign clubs, Ndebele, a former Bosso secretary-general and later chairman wrote:
a�?You must write a book Mshozaa��.It will inspire young players, your colleagues, administrators and coaches. Ia��m proud to have worked with you,a�? he posted.
In a quick response Dube, who is currently in the books of PSL defending champions FC Platinum said:
a�?Thank you Sir, you played and still play a huge role in my career. I can never thank you enough.A� I will think about the book idea.a�?
Bossoa��s current CEO Nhlanhla Dube said he was eternally proud of the bold headed former Mahlabezulu Primary and Gloag High School pupil who played alongside former Highlanders quartet of Gilbert Banda, Honour Gombami, Felix Chindungwe and Mthulisi Maphosa at juniorsa�� level.
a�?Well done Mshozaa��You must be the only member of Thulani Biyaa��s famous five in camp who is still representing. Keep the faith, I am eternally proud of you,a�? said the Bosso head of secretariat.
Mshoza was part of the trailblazing Highlanders squad that won four consecutive titles (1999-2002).
The forward, who has earned both fame and fortune from the worlda��s most beautiful game, left Highlanders in 2004 for the United States where he played college football featuring in the US Major League Soccer for New England Revolution and Chicago Fire.
The striker had an illustrious career at MLS side New England Revolution where he spent three years between 2008 and 2011, scoring 14 goals in 72 appearances.
In his first season at New England Revolution in 2008, Dube was named a Rookie of the Year finalist and also won the SuperLiga Championship.
He had a brief stint with Chicago Fire before packing his bags for Durban, South Africa, to play for AmaZulu where he signed a three-year deal in 2012. The coastal side released him six months into his contract after hiring new coach Graig Rosslee.
The former national Under-20 striker then joined Chicken Inn and was in his third year with the Gamecocks at the time his contract was terminated and he joined Bulawayo City in 2016 who were then under the guidance of Philani a�?Beefya�? Ncube.
Dube arrived at FC Platinum in swap deal with Ishmael Wadi mid last year and he went on to win the 2017 league championship with the platinum miners.
Mkhokheli a�?Mshozaa�? Dubea��s Playing Career in Brief
Bulawayo City (2016-17)
Chicken Inn (2013-16)
Chicago Fire (2012)
AmaZulu, (S Africa) (2012-13)
New England Revolution (2008-2011)
Coastal Carolina (2006-07)
Michigan Bucks (2005-06)
Lindsey Wilson College ( 2004-05)
HighlandersA� ( 1999 to 2004)
(Gloag High) 1996 -98
(Mahlabezulu Primary) 1992-95