Report by Sipiwe Nyoni
YESTERYEAR football great Cephas Chimedza has conceded that he failed to reach the zenith in his career and wished he could have done better, Zim Morning Post can reveal.
In an exclusive wide ranging interview with Zim Morning Post this week, Chimedza said he has hung his boots and pursuing other endeavors.
He however feels he deserved to reach dizzy heights.
In his heydays, Chimedza was unstoppable and he donned the CAPS United jersey with pride and glory.
He told this publication that he quit professional football in 2011 after he succumbed to a knee injury which brought his career to a premature end.
“I stopped playing when I realised that I could nolonger reach the level I wanted and wished for.
“I could have continued my career took a different direction and I failed to reach my personal targets.
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Chimedza recounted being in the spotlight at a tender age of 16.
He said he now prefers private life far from the madding crowd and is domiciled in Belgium.
Chimedza confessed that he misses football but is now focusing on his family life.
“There are times I miss the game, and feel like I can still do the job, but for now I am just being a father to my kids, I am no longer active in football, my only involvement with the sport is with my eight year old son who plays it ,” he said.
However, retirement has not eroded his desire to see Zimbabwean football blossom beyond expectation.
His career started with Chibuku Support Unit Juniors when he was 10, he later joined Dynamos in the under 15 team in 1999.
He made his debut in the first team in 2001.
In 2004,he played in Dynamos FC colours and was to later join Caps United in 2004 .
In 2006 he snapped a lucrative contract with Germinal Beerschot and was nomadic in Belgium,laying for Sint-Truidense and Westerloo.