Edmore Chirambadare

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By Elizabeth D.T. Taderera

Born on the 24th January 1992 in Gweru, Edmore Chirambadare is a professional footballer, who got the nickname “Spanner” from his teammates due to his goal scoring skills

Edmore did his primary education at Takunda Primary School and then for secondary education he went to Mkoba 3 High School. He was raised by his mother after the passing of his father in his early childhoodEdmore represented the Midlands province at the age of 17 in the Zimbabwe National Youth Games.

His skilled left foot led him to playing for Zim Alloys in 2011 but he was overlooked by the coach and the young man decided to work as a barman for six months at his hometown bar. He proceeded to play for Gweru Pirates on a loan spell and was later sold on to Silo United. He was noticed by Coach Lizwe Sweswe of Tsholotsho F.C who bought him in 2013 where he scored 13 goals. He was scouted by the Chicken Inn coach, Joey Antipas, and was later bought by that team.

In 2014 he was awarded the ZIFA Southern Region Golden Boot. Edmore delivered 11 goals in 2015 his first season there. He scored 3 goals in his first five games as well as netting the fastest goal of the season in his debut. This resulted in him being the most sought after player in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League.

In 2016 he signed a three year contract with Kaizer Chiefs F.C. in South Africa, after a trial with the Soweto-based club. He scored his first goal in the quarter final of the 2016 Telkom Knockout. He adapted well to the club and he won the 2016-2017 Kaizer Chiefs Most Improved Player award. He currently plays for Real Kings in Durban, South Africa.

Apart from soccer, his hobbies include playing pool, darts and chess. He sees Peter Ndlovu, the former Zimbabwe international footballer, as his main inspiration.