Delic Murimba of Zimbabwe (l) and Lyle Foster of South Africa (r) winners of the Golden Boot during the 2018 COSAFA U20 Championship Final Football Match between South Africa and Zimbabwe at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe on 13 December 2018 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

Six months ago, Mamelodi Sundowns talent scout Esrom Nyandoro identified Delic Murimba as a special talent during the COSAFA U-20 tournament in Zambia where the youngster shared the top goal-scorer award with South African Lyle Forster.

Subsequent reports indicated that the “Yellow Machine” invited the youngster to Chloorkop near Tembisa where Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane ran the rule over the raw youngster and to make a call whether he was good enough to graduate to become a member of his star-studded line-up.

Very little was subsequently said or reported about his adventures at Chloorkop but newly promoted Stellenbosch this week sent an official invitation to the Zimbabwean starlet to come and undergo trials with the Steve Barker coached team starting on Monday.

Murimba, who plays for Premier League side Triangle, has been given him permission by his club to attend the trials from June 17 to July 24 for trials arranged by former Zimbabwe youth international Butler Masango who is running an Academy in Johannesburg, according to the Zimbabwe Herald.

Stellenbosch General Manager Garth Le Roux sent a letter to Triangle assuring them that for the duration of his trials, the club will be responsible for his flight from Harare to Cape Town and would cover his meals, transport as well as accommodation for the duration of his stay.

Murimba has been promoted to the Zimbabwe U-23 team that would be facing their South African counterparts for the final qualifying match for the AFCON tournament where the top four would qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.


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