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Brighton Tuwaya in action for Simba Bhora

Veteran defender Brighton ‘Couvah’ Tuwaya is training with newly promoted Northern Region Soccer League side Shamva Mine after being released by Simba Bhora.

Tuwaya 40 who starred in Dynamos’ fine run in the CAF Champions League in 2008 reaching the semi finals, says he still have enough gas in his tank to see him through another season.

With a deal imminent, Tuwaya said he believes his experience will help Shamva Mine get stability in the league which is due to start next month.

“At times age is just a number, people should not judge a person due to age. We have different genetics and lifestyles which determines how one performs at the end of the day,” Tuwaya said.

“I’ve been disciplined from the time that I started playing football up to now. I watch what I eat, so my lifestyle has been clean from day one and this has helped me a lot. I’ve also been luck that I haven’t suffered serious injuries. Look at players like Thiago Silva, Luka Modric and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are still playing at the highest level despite their advanced age.

“It’s only a pity that here in Zimbabwe you are ridiculed by your own but they celebrate European players playing at the same age.”

Brighton Tuwaya during his days at Dynamos

The former Dynamos defender captained Simba Bhora to the Northern Region Soccer League championship title last year earning them promotion into the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League.

Tuwaya worked under Shamva Mine coach Ralph Kawondera at Simba Bhora in Mashonaland Central Division League helping the club into the Northern Region Soccer League.

Three other veterans Stephen Matsangaise, Nicholas Alifandika and Dexter Phiri who were formerly with Simba Bhora are training with Shamva Mine.

The Northern Region Soccer League 2023 season is set to start on 18 March with Shamva Mine beginning their campaign at home against Karoi United- NRSL Times

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