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EDDIE MUKAHANANA Zimbabwe footballer

ddie Mukahanana born 9 March 1977 in Bulawayo Zimbabwe is a former Zimbabwean footballer.

PLAYING CAREER

He was a member of the Zimbabwe national football team during the 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. He also received 14 youth national team caps playing on the U17 and U20 National teams during the COSAFA Youth Championships.

His professional career started with Highlanders FC and then moved to Zimbabwe Saints in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League making his debut at age of 17-year 2 months.

In the United States (1995–2000) he attended the University of Montevallo on a soccer scholarship, from where he would then travel every summer break to play for Zimbabwe Saints until 2000.

In the United States, Mukahanana played for the Central Coast Roadrunners (USL) in 1996 and 2001 Des Moines Menace (PDL).

Retirement in 2002 due to an injury.

After retirement from professional soccer, Mukahanana joined Victoria United at the end of 2002 season before finally turning to coaching full-time.

COACHING CAREER

First discovered his passion for coaching at age 24, whilst still a professional player, he started his coaching career in the US coaching a High School Boys U16 team: “he instantly realized that once he stopped playing, the only thing he wanted was to go into coaching full-time”. Following a serious ankle injury ended his professional playing career while playing in the USL, by then Eddie had already gained his National B License with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and his path into coaching was well and truly underway.

He has coached Pacific Coast Soccer League Champions Victoria United Football Club and Victoria Stars Football Club in Canada, Bakersfield Warriors F.C in the USA and various youth club teams in Canada . Mukahanana is the Technical Director for Bays United Football Club.

Mukahanana is quickly rising through the coaching ranks and attained his UEFA ‘A’ License in 2011.

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