Zimbabwean professional footballer Marvelous Nakamba who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Aston Villa and the Zimbabwe national team met the President yesterday at The State house as an investor eager to plough back into the community, Minister Nick Mangwana said.
In an Instagram post Marvelous Nakamba said “I feel honoured meeting the President of Zimbabwe, H.E Cde E.D. Mnangagwa. During the meeting I informed his Excellency on how I will be investing in our beloved country through a number of projects that are already lined up. I will also continue with the charity work through the Marvelous Nakamba Foundation that has already assisted children with school tuition.”
The Marvelous Nakamba Foundation has paid tuition fees for 1 000 students across the country.
He was accompanied with Ambassador Uebert Angel and Dexter Blackstock a former Nottingham Forest, and Queens Park Rangers striker who has reportedly been building connections in the pharmaceutical world since retiring from football in 2017. He is the founder and chief executive of a London-based medical technology firm, MediConnect.
Dexter said in a tweeter post:
“Today (Thursday) Marvelous Nakamba and his team met the President. He comes in as an investor eager to plough back into the community,” Mangwana said.
“He was with Dexter Blackstock, a former Nottingham Forest player. Blackstone is very happy to be in Zimbabwe and to have a chance to invest in the country,” he added.
Warriors star has been in the country since the English 2020-2021 Premiership League ended and is supposed to host his inaugural Under-17 tournament in Bulawayo which is set to benefit over 400 youth players.