Zimbabwean 11 year old footballer snapped by British club

Dad Nqobile heard the name when he was younger and vowed to give it to his son.

The Zimbabwean-born youngster and his family had only been in England for three months when he was snapped up at an after-school football club.

Proud dad Nqobile, 42, a nurse of Bradford, West Yorks, said: “It’s strange, he was given this name and now he seems to be full of talent. It means the same in our language as it does in English, being gifted.

“But I always tell him that talent doesn’t come easily and you have to keep practising.”