Talks within local football circles believe that Man United’s head scout Tommy Moller Nielsen may be coming south.
Nielsen, who doubles up as a UEFA instructor, is expected to visit Zim for a series of coaching clinics and scouting. The initiative is supported by an activist of Zimbabwean football development and Team Zimbabwe-UK boss Marshall Gore.
“We have secured an agreement in principle with Manchester United Football Club for one of their chief scouts, Tommy Moller Nielsen, to visit Zimbabwe on a scouting tour and assess potential talent,” Gore said to The Herald.
“We are still finalising on the dates but it’s most likely to be in December this year.”
“We will organise matches in Zimbabwe as soon as we finalise the dates. We are working with the Sports Commission, ZIFA as well as the Premier Soccer League in this. So, as soon as we are done with organising the dates, then we will be in a position to tell which games, in particular, will suit the criteria he wants to pick the players from.”
“But, I am sure, young players from academies stand a better chance of making the grade. The systems here support young players’ development and it will be good for the country if we were to see three or four of our players being seconded to Manchester United juniors.”
“Obviously, Nielsen will be accompanied by several others who could as well take aboard other impressive players.”
“Next year, Team Zimbabwe UK will tour the country once again and, resources permitting, a Diaspora tournament will be held in Zimbabwe,” Gore added.
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