“Nakamba to be honoured in his home town”

Sport Zimbabwe

Hanganani Nleya

ASTON VILLA and Zimbabwe Warriors midfielder Marvelous Nakamba is set to have a statue erected in his honour in his home town, Hwange. 

According to The Athletic, councillors in the town where Nakamba was born, are planning to erect a statue in his honour. 

Zimbabwe legend, Peter Ndlovu, who played for a number of teams in England, told the publication, “Marvelous knows that we are recognising his hard work with this idea, and hopefully the statue will be a confidence booster for him. Moving to Aston Villa is an unbelievable achievement for him and we must show our support as a nation. 

“The people of Hwange recognise their heroes, and while the exact details are yet to be finalised, discussions are taking place to decide what happens next,” said Ndlovu.

Nakamba made his debut for Villa last night (Tuesday) in the Carabao Cup clash against Crewe Alexandra, and played the full 90 minutes.

The midfielder, who has not played a part in Aston Villa’s opening three games in the Premier League, had a solid outing as Villa beat fourth-tier Crewe 6-1 in the first round.