Stanley Nyazamba

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Stanley Nyazamba
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Personal information
Date of birth (1983-01-06) January 6, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Richmond Kickers
Number 27
Youth career
2004–2007 Lee Flames
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Cape Cod Crusaders 14 (0)
2008 Richmond Kickers 16 (8)
2008–2009 Columbus Crew 0 (0)
2010 FC Tampa Bay 25 (0)
2011– Richmond Kickers 32 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 1, 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Stanley Nyazamba (born January 6, 1983 in Bulawayo) is a Zimbabwean footballer who currently plays for Richmond Kickers in the USL Professional Division.

Career[edit]

College and Amateur[edit]

Nyazamba moved from his native Zimbabwe to play college soccer at Lee University. He finished his career with 28 goals and 60 assists, becoming the all-time assist leader for Lee, and in his last season he was named to the 2007 All-American First Team, as well as being named a NAIA All-American Scholar Athlete. During his college years Nyazamba also played for the Cape Cod Crusaders of the USL Premier Development League.[1]

Professional[edit]

Nyazamba signed with the Richmond Kickers of the USL Second Division in April 2008. He scored 8 goals in 16 games in his debut season, and was named 2008 USL2 Rookie of the Year.[2]

Nyazamba signed a developmental contract with the Columbus Crew on September 15, 2008, filling the roster spot of the waived Ryan Miller.[3][4] He made his Black & Gold debut on June 30, 2009 in the Crew's 2009 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup third round match against the Rochester Rhinos, then of the USL First Division. Nyazamba played the full 120 minutes and assisted on the Duncan Oughton goal that sent the match into extra time.

He signed with new USSF Division 2 franchise FC Tampa Bay in March 2010. On February 14, 2011, Nyazamba returned to the Richmond Kickers, signing with the club that had recently moved into the newly formed USL Pro league.[5]

Youth Coaching[edit]

Nyazamba has also been a youth soccer coach for over 10 years and was in involved in youth travel teams for Columbus Crew and Richmond Kickers. In 2010 he began preschool coaching with Little Kicks before moving to Atlanta (GA) in February 2014. There he founded his own soccer program Kidz 'n' Kicks Soccer Inc.[6] This is a program designed for kids of ages 2–8.

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