- A Zimbabwean footballer known as Kuda or Terminator, has opened up on challenges he faced as he tried to start his footballing career
- Kuda revealed that he was rejected by several coaches as they were not ready to give him a chance to show his abilities
- He, however, wishes to be an ambassador for the disabled and build a sports school and an orphanage for the disabled
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An African footballer known as Kuda or the Terminator has gained global recognition following his unusual use of his left foot.
YEN.com.gh understands that Kuda, a Zimbabwean, was born without a left foot but has defied the odds and now plays for a national team.
He is on record as the first disabled footballer to play for Zimbabwe’s Homeless team.
Kuda recalls that some people mocked him over his deformed foot, but his teammate, Coggain Gunduza, was convinced that being disabled doesn’t mean you cannot do anything in life.
Another teammate, Michelle Nyakatsapa, admitted that she doubts she can do the things Kuda does if she was disabled.
Per a report by BCC News Africa, Kuda says he can run, jog and summersault just like every other football player.
He added that he has played with able-bodied people ever since he was 7 years old and he feels very normal.
According to him, he wants to be a role model and an ambassador for the disabled all over the world.
Kuda reveals he has experienced a lot of discrimination; he was turned away by several junior clubs as coaches were not willing to give him a chance.
Of the over 1,000 people present to try out for the Zimbabwe homeless team, he was among those chosen to play at the Homeless World Cup in Cardiff.
Opening up on his aspirations, he stated that he wants to change his life; to be a top coach, and if possible, become the next Alex Ferguson.
Kuda went on to say he would like to have an orphanage and open a disabled sports school so that he would help people who are facing challenges like himself.
In other news, YEN.com.gh has learned that Ghanaian business mogul, Kevin Okyere, is overseeing the first deepwater drilling project by an independent African energy company.
A ship known as Stena Forth is on its way to Ghana and in a few weeks, would play a crucial role in the historic project.
Information available shows that the ship is one of the most sophisticated drillships in the world.
It is reportedly capable of operating up to 10,000 feet underwater and can drill to a depth of 35,000 feet.
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