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Real Betis Academy appoint Mighty Warriors forward Rudo Neshamba

Real Betis Academy Zimbabwe have added into their technical team, Mighty Warriors forward Rudo Neshamba.

Betis Academy Zimbabwe took to their social media pages on Thursday and said they have roped in the 31-year-old forward.

“We are delighted to welcome Rudo Neshamba into our Technical Team. Rudo joins our Campus to pursue her Coaching Career as we advance the evolution of our girls teams,” Betis Academy posted on their timeline.

Commenting on Neshamba’s appointment, Betis Academy chairman Gerald Sibanda said:

“It’s an exciting chapter in the vision of Real Betis Academy in Zimbabwe. Rudo played at the highest level of International Football and has Captained our great country Zimbabwe.

“She brings a lot of experience, mentorship and leadership skills to all our players both boys and girls, we are very happy to see the formation of our girls teams, we can’t wait to see girls around our National regions enjoy their Football dreams and develop their talent through the methodology of our club Real Betis.”

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Reacting to her appointment Neshamba said: “I am happy to join Betis, the Academy has shown great progress over the years in Zimbabwe.

“I will bring my experience from my journey in football as a player and I look forward to learn and develop as a Coach under the guidance of the Real Betis Technical Support.”

The Betis Academy initiative started in 2020 in Harare but recently went on to spread its project to Bulawayo.

It started after the academy’s president Sibanda’s sports agency Athletes Sphere Management entered into a partnership with Spanish La Liga side Real Betis Balompie.

Betis Academy have been appointing high profile football personalities into their technical team and Neshamba becomes the latest one to be roped in.

She becomes the only female coach to be appointed in Betis’ technical team.

Already, Betis have Johannes Ngodzo, Zenzo Moyo, Gift Lunga, Gift Muzadzi, Tichaona Diya and Naison Muchekela.

They also had ex-Dynamos FC captain Murape Murape before he quit the academy to retrace his footsteps to DeMbare were he got appointed as the club’s second assistant coach.