Former Zimbabwe international and Caps United legend Alois Bunjira must be feeling very proud after watching his son Alois junior score his debut goal for Zimbabwe division one side Golden Eagles against Golden Valley over the weekend.
The 18-year-old former Prince Edward High school winger needed just eight minutes after coming on as a substitute to score his first professional goal for the D1 side in their 2-1 win against Golden Valley as his father watched from the terraces.
Junior who recently returned from a two year scholarship in the United Kingdom where he also played football for Oswestry secondary school, before returning home to join ambitious division one outfit Golden Eagles in June, is not taking shortcuts to his development or ride on his father’s fame to get to the top as he opted to begin his journey in the trenches of division one football.
Like his father, Junior is definitely on course to break new ground in desire to launch his own career path.
Bunjira Senior began his journey in Chitungwiza area zone teams such as Black Wolves, and Hotspurs,
Bunjira followed that up with stints at Chitungwiza Youth Stars and Black Rhinos Under-14 team before moving to Darryn Textiles’ Under-16 team.
It was at Darryn T with the likes of Norman Mapeza, Lloyd Chitembwe and Gift Muzadzi that Bunjira would really blossom.
He went on to play for Caps United scoring 59 goals in his first year with the team earning himself a place among the club’s legends.
He moved to South Africa where he had stints with Free State Stars, Wits University before playing for Mamelodi Sundowns and then ending his career at Jomo Cosmos.
Junior Bunjira is slowly settling at Gilbert Mushangazhike coached Golden Eagles where he has now featured in five games, all coming in as a substitute.
Golden Eagles who are owned by Zimbabwe’s top sportscaster Barry Manandi are third on the log just 3 points behind log leaders Simba Bhora in the Ruyamuro Northern Region Division One Soccer League race.