Nakamba on trials at Dutch side Vitesse

FORMER Bantu Rovers midfielder Marvelous Nakamba, who is currently contracted to French side AS Nancy, is on trials at Netherlands side Vitesse Arnhem.

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Nakamba was spotted at the team’s match against Sparta Rotterdam on Saturday and will be on trials this week with Vitas, as Vitesse are known.

The team, which was founded on May 14 1892, is owned by Aleksandr Chigirinski and coached by Peter Bosz.

The attacking midfielder joined AS Nancy in June 2012 from Bantu Rovers,

but graduated to the first team early this year. He was spotted by the French club in 2012 while playing in the Dallas Cup with Bantu Rovers in the United States amid renewed interest from Belgian side Cercle Brugge where he underwent trials in 2010 together with Warriors midfielder Danny Phiri.

The 20-year-old was part of the team that took part in the 2011 Metropolitan Cosafa Under-20 tournament in Botswana.

He was part of the national team that included Kudakwashe Mahachi, Denver Mukamba, Russell Madamombe and Dynamos striker Simba Sithole.

Had AS Nancy been promoted, Nakamba would have become the fourth Zimbabwean to play in League One after Benjani Mwaruwari, Harlington Shereni and Ovidy Karuru who is reported to be heading to South Africa to join Kaizer Chiefs.

Nakamba is described as one of the best midfielders to emerge from Zimbabwe, but like a number of players overseas, he has been overlooked by local coaches for the Warriors squad.

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