Terence Dzvukamanja the next big Zimbabwean star?

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Simba Mushati – Special to KweséESPN

As the generation of Cuthbert Malajila, Tendai Ndoro, Nyasha Mushekwi and Kingston Nkhatha gradually vacate the limelight, a new crop of Zimbabwean attackers looks primed to seize centre stage in South Africa’s Premiership.

Kuda Mahachi has made the step up to Orlando Pirates from Golden Arrows, while more will be expected from Walter Musona as he begins his second full season at Polokwane.

Arrows’ Knox Mutizwa has also served notice of a promising campaign in the offing, and the speedy Talent Chawapiwa could yet set the scene alight at Baroka.

What’s more, there is a new kid on the block in the form of former Ngezi Platinum forward Terence Dzvukamanja, who has just joined Bidvest Wits after some superb performances in the Zimbabwe Premiership.

At 24, he may not exactly fit the profile of a budding starlet, but his best years are most certainly still ahead of him.

It won’t be long before Dzvukamanja proves to South African fans just why his emergence has generated such intense excitement among those who have closely followed his progress.

This is not to belittle the task he faces as he battles to establish himself as a regular at Wits, but he has started brightly enough, having made the starting line-up for the first three matches and emerging with a goal and two assists.

Ngezi assistant coach Clifton Kadurira, who has worked with Dzvukamanja since 2014, is not surprised to see his former prodigy hit the ground running in South Africa.

“I watched him when Wits beat Kaizer Chiefs and I was really impressed with his work-rate. He got a goal, which was good, but he was also doing a lot of defensive work, tackling and wining balls,” Kadurura told KweséESPN.