THE 2016 Benjani Mwaruwari Youth Festival will be graced by teams from South Africa as the tournament continues to grow in leaps and bounds.
This was revealed by former Bafana Bafana striker Sibusiso Zuma, who watched the final of the 2015 edition at White City Stadium in Bulawayo yesterday after Mpumelelo Secondary School beat LMC FC 2-0.
To get to the final Mpumelelo beat Santos 3-0 while Bantu Rovers fell to LMC 4-5 on penalties.
Mwaruwari who brought Zuma to Zimbabwe to watch the match said next year’s event would be bigger as he would bring a number of international players for the tournament.
“I have played in many leagues around the world and next year I hope to bring some of my friends and we will play a friendly against the legends before the final. I wanted to bring (Nwankwo) Kanu this time around, but he was not feeling well and had to go to the US for an operation,” said Mwaruwari.
Zuma said they were planning big for next year’s edition as they were hoping to bring a number of South African players.
“Next year we are planning something special. We want to bring a lot of people from South Africa especially before the academy starts,” he said.
Zuma is currently with SuperSport United, but said yesterday he could be moving to another club in the 2014 to 2015 season.