Nyasha Mushekwi

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Nyasha Mushekwi
Nyasha Mushekwi.jpg
Mushekwi playing for Djurgårdens IF in 2015.
Personal information
Full name Nyasha Liberty Mushekwi
Date of birth (1987-08-21) August 21, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Harare, Zimbabwe
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dalian Yifang
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 CAPS United 68 (22)
2010–2015 Mamelodi Sundowns 80 (28)
2013–2014 K.V. Oostende (loan) 20 (2)
2015 Djurgårdens IF (loan) 21 (12)
2016– Dalian Yifang 30 (20)
National team
2009– Zimbabwe 17 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 October 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 January 2017

Nyasha Mushekwi (born August 21, 1987 in Harare) is a Zimbabwean football player who currently plays for China League One club Dalian Yifang.

Career[edit]

Mushekwi started out playing for CAPS United in his homeland Zimbabwe. In 2010, he made the move to South African club Mamelodi Sundowns where he found immediate success when he became the second best goalscorer of the 2010–11 Premier Soccer League season.[1] In April 2013, as his contract was nearing its end, Mamelodi Sundowns extended the deal with another year plus an option for an additional second year.[2]

For the 2013–14 season Mushekwi was sent on loan to Belgian club K.V. Oostende but halfway through the season in February 2014 he suffered an injury which he did not recover from until November that same year. Since his South African club had already used all their foreign player slots for the season he could not be registered to play for them once he had recovered from injury.[3]

In an effort to find a new place to play in 2015 Mushekwi trialed with Danish club Hobro IK who wanted to sign him, but instead Swedish club Djurgårdens IF contacted him while in Denmark and brought him over for a trial which resulted in a 6-month loan deal.[4][5]

On 22 December 2015, Mushekwi transferred to China League One side Dalian Yifang.[6]

International career[edit]

Mushekwi is a member of the Zimbabwe national football team.[7] He was involved in the Asiagate scandal but avoided a lifetime ban from international football after volunteering information in the investigation.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Mushekwi attended Churchill School where his main sport was basketball. He was voted the most valuable player of the Mashonaland Basketball Association League and represented Zimbabwe at under-19 and senior national team level in the sport.[9][10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 22 October 2016[11][12]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Zimbabwe League Cup of Zimbabwe Africa Total
2007 CAPS United Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League 16 2 16 2
2008 18 7 18 7
2009 21 8 21 8
2010 13 5 13 5
South Africa League MTN 8 Africa Total
2010–11 Mamelodi Sundowns South African Premier Division 27 14 2 1 29 15
2011–12 28 9 3 0 31 9
2012–13 24 5 2 1 26 6
Belgium League Belgian Cup Europe Total
2013–14 K.V. Oostende (loan) Belgian Pro League 20 2 5 1 25 3
Sweden League Svenska Cupen Europe Total
2015 Djurgårdens IF (loan) Allsvenskan 21 12 0 0 21 12
China PR League FA Cup Asia Total
2016 Dalian Yifang China League One 30 20 0 0 30 20
Career total 187 62 12 3 199 65

International goals[edit]

As of 15 January 2017. Scores and results list Zimbabwe's goal tally first.[13]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1 November 2009 Rufaro Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe  Zambia 1–1 3–1 2009 COSAFA Cup
2. 2–1
3. 17 November 2010 Estádio da Machava, Matola, Mozambique  Mozambique 2–0 3–1 Friendly
4. 3–0
5. 13 November 2016 National Sports Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe  Tanzania 3–0 3–0 Friendly
6. 15 January 2017 Stade de Franceville, Franceville, Gabon  Algeria 2–1 2–2 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Musona scoops Golden Boot". The Standard. 5 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Mushekwi extends Sundowns contract". SuperSport. 5 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Cercle Brugge chase Mushekwi". The Standard. 5 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Hobro indstiller angriberjagt". Nordjyske Stiftstidende. 5 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Nyasha Mushekwi klar för Djurgården". Djurgårdens IF. 5 April 2015. 
  6. ^ 大连一方续约主帅斯塔勒 瑞超两大锋霸正式加盟 at sports.sohu.com 2015-12-22 Retrieved 2015-12-22
  7. ^ "Zimbabwe Warriors thrash Swaziland". Nehanda Radio. 28 March 2010. Retrieved 11 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Reports: Method Mwanjali, Thomas Sweswe banned for life in Asiagate scandal". Kick Off. 5 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "'You ain't seen nothing yet'-Mushekwi". Zimbabwe Independent. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2010. 
  10. ^ "Cameo Aim to Maintain Their Basketball League Position". The Herald (Zimbabwe). 22 November 2003. Retrieved 11 April 2010. (subscription required (help)). 
  11. ^ "Nyasha Mushekwi National Football Teams". National Football Teams. 5 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "Eliteprospects.com - Nyasha Mushekwi". Eliteprospects. 5 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "Nyasha Mushekwi profile". Soccerway. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 

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