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Marshall Machazane at Barcelona

Veteran defender Marshall Machazane is undergoing a coaching course at famed Spanish giants Barcelona as he begins the transition from playing into coaching.

Machazane who already has a ZIFA Level One coaching badge, sourced his own funding to equip himself with more football knowledge as he gets into the twilight of his playing career.

“I’m left with only one season to play before I retire so I’m preparing for life after playing football. I want to start attaining coaching knowledge and qualifications before I retire,” Machazane said.

Marshall Machazane at Camp Nou

“I’m studying with the Barcelona Innovation Hub which is a platform for knowledge and innovation.
It’s a great experience for me and I’ve learnt a lot so far because here they take football very seriously. They invest a lot into football and they are also very professional in their approach. So with this knowledge, I believe I will be better equipped to get into coaching. I believe that my knowledge will help my compatriots back home as well.”

Machazane a hardworking defender who can play either on the flanks or central defence, is one of the few players who have turned out for the traditional three giants of Zimbabwean football Dynamos, Highlanders and CAPS United. He was part of the last Highlanders squad to win the league title in 2006 under Methembe Ndlovu.

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