Canadians join Bosso training

Canadian players from left, Giovanni Junior De Fazio, Garry Bhullar, Gurvir Singh Johal and Kurt Skeritt listen to goalkeepers’ coach Cosmos Tsano Zulu (right) just before yesterday’s training session at Barbourfields Stadium. (Picture by Dennis Mudzamiri)

Canadian players from left, Giovanni Junior De Fazio, Garry Bhullar, Gurvir Singh Johal and Kurt Skeritt listen to goalkeepers’ coach Cosmos Tsano Zulu (right) just before yesterday’s training session at Barbourfields Stadium. (Picture by Dennis Mudzamiri)

Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Senior Sports Reporter
FOUR Canadian players from First Mobile Sports Academy began training with Highlanders yesterday, with the Bosso technical team saying room for registration was open if they impressed during their stint.

The players are all below the age of 22 and are coming to Africa for the first time.

Left-back Giovanni Junior De Fazio (20), right-winger Gurvir Singh Johal (21), left-back Kurt Skeritt (20) and central midfielder Gary Bhullar (20) took part in Bosso’s two-hour training session at Barbourfields Stadium.

“I understand they were recommended by their mentors in Canada. If they are good enough, I see no reason why we should not register them as part of our 2017 first team squad,” said coach Erol Akbay.

The attachments were facilitated by Isaac Mbedzi, a Zimbabwean-based in Canada who is also the FMSA director.

“I am here because I want to pursue my dream to be a footballer and play for Highlanders, one of the biggest clubs in Zimbabwe and win. I am a member of the FMSA developmental squad which won the Dana Cup and Continental Cup in Ohio and we were in the top 16 in the Gothia Cup of the biggest world youth tournament,” said De Fazio.

Johal said he was motivated by Mbedzi to come to Zimbabwe since he always spoke passionately about Highlanders.

“I hope to convince the team here and stay for at least a season,” said Johal, whose sentiments were shared by Skeritt and Bhullar.

Speaking from his base in Quebec, Canada yesterday, Mbedzi said they would not hesitate to release the players if they make the grade.

“We try by all means to market the Highlanders brand here in Canada and who knows someone with resources might bring Bosso here on a pre-season tour or even Canadian sides playing in Major League Soccer could also undertake tours for some matches at Barbourfields Stadium. If any of the players make the grade at Highlanders, we will definitely issue a clearance letter,” said Mbedzi.

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  • MgamezulukaHlatshwayo

    Lets see madoda esingisi what you can do for Bossolona

  • Qhawe

    below 22 laba ababili ngiyala mina

    • John Cena

      true those 2 guys look 40 to me

      • qaqa

        abafana bakhathesi bakhulelwa yikuluphala bona bengabantwana

    • chamboko in bulawayo

      a funniest kids in blues who are at 40

  • Bongani

    Why on earth? No money in Canada? They won’t last 3 weeks living with apes in the jungle.

    • kabulayani

      which apes are you referring to?

      • Yimi Lowo

        Haven’t you heard of hungry and angry baboons that have been harassing Pumula South residents. I’m sure Zimparks and the Chronicle will vouch for me..

        • job 50

          irrelevance how is the pumula story relevant your reasoning is fallacious

  • Tembaaa

    Jihadists?

  • Mbambokazibalwa

    zinkulu zona
    lets hope they got skill

  • Yimi lowo

    Flipping useless amateurs, these 4 clowns-just as useless as Mthuma.

  • chamboko in bulawayo

    i think this is April’s fools day hahahah geting bonds kkkkk
    its a funy story around the planet i ever heard
    aah well maybe this guys a rapist or killers like jindu in their native land try a little bit of freedom zimbo land ….

  • Wellington

    same old story, you wont see a canadian donning a Bosso kit, plus these are amateurs

  • lucas

    they look like arabs(moslems)
    really canadians coming to play in zim??????

  • Joram

    Aah guys! these are members of ISIS. Plus there is no way this guys are under 20!

  • Q

    The player with the name “Singh” could be a Hindu descent!
    The player with th name “Giovanni” could be Italian descent!

    • TeeMan

      Singh is a Sikh, not Hindu