Wednesday, January 2, 2019

ZIFA Close To Convincing Reinard Fabisch's 17-Year-Old Son To Play For Zimbabwe Warriors!

17-year-old Humburg SV midfielder, Jonah Reinhard Fabisch could play for Zimbabwe Warriors.
Warriors technical team is closing in their bid to convince Germany-based Under 18 teenage star Jonah Reinhard Fabisch- son of former Dream Team mentor, the late Reinhard Fabisch to change international allegiance and play for Zimbabwe the home of his mother.

The 17-year-old central midfield star is in the books of Germany Bundasliga 2 side, Hamburger SV where he plays in the Under 19s and is also part of Germany youth national team set-up, but could be eligible to play for Zimbabwe if he chooses to.

The highly rated son of the late, Reinhard Fabisch who was the mentor of the famed Dream Team that featured the likes of Peter Ndlovu, the late Benjamin Nkonjera and Francis Shonhayi among others - was in Zimbabwe over the festive holidays visiting family with his mother Chawanda Kachidza a former sprint hurdler from Mutoko who went to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics as a member of the International Athletics Associations Federation (IAAF)’s Future Stars programme- and had the chance to meet with the ZIFA officials over representing Zimbabwe at international level.
Jonah Fabisch (centre) & family meeting with ZIFA officials at a local hotel in Harare.

Warriors manager Wellington Mpandare who was part of the team that met Jonah at a local hotel last week admitted "it will not be an easy task to convince the teenage star to choose Zimbabwe over Germany, but the family ties he has in the country and the love for his motherland could help see the youngster don Warriors jersey.

Jonah has developed through Hamburg junior teams and was awarded a four- year contract extension in early 2018 to wade off increasing interest from other Bundesliga teams.

It remains to be seen weather the 'Leeroy Sane' look alike who would prefer to keep his options open for now- could be eventually be convinced to represent Zimbabwe Warriors.


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