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Soccer Star To Zimbabwean Parents: Encourage Children In Sports

Zimbabwe Warriors striker Gilbert Mushangazhike is urging parents to encourage their children to take up sports as a career, citing potential financial benefits.

Playing abroad as captain of the Chinese team Jiangsu Shuntian, Mushangazhike is back in Zimbabwe these days to spend the holidays with his family.

Mushangazhike says parents should reconsider negative stereotypes about professional athletes, especially footballers, because those who excel internationally are compensated very well.

Reporter Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe caught up with him in Harare and asked for his thoughts on returning home for the holidays.

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