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EVANS CHIKWAIKWAI Zimbabwe footballer

Evans Chikwaikwai (born 14 August 1985 in Rusape’s Vengere Township) is a Zimbabwean footballer who plays as striker for Bidvest Wits in the South African Premier Soccer League.

CAREER

In 2008 he was named Zimbabwean Soccer Star of the Year. Chikwaikwai also won the golden boot award.He attended Vengere Primary School from 1990 to 1997 and proceeded to Vengere High School for his ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels.There he became a key utility player for the school team and earned himself the nickname ‘Morocco’ for his love of the Moroccan national soccer team,especially striker Mustapha Hadji. Chikwaikwai’s strength lies in his speed, football brains, close ball control and good sense of positioning.He played alongside his oldest brother Manyowa for Rusape side Grain Masters between 2000 and 2004 before coming to Harare for trials with premiership side CAPS United.The move was stalled when he sustained a career threatening ankle injury during a training session.The former Njube Sundowns striker was named Zimbabwe’s 2008/9 ‘Soccer Star of the Year’ after he finished as the league’s top goal-scorer with 23 goals in 28 games.He donated part of his prize money for Soccer Star of the Year to Maggies Day Centre,an orphanage at his home area of Rusape. Bidvest Wits manager Roger de Sa described Chikwaikwai as ‘an exceptional striker’ On 17 February 2010, Chikwaikwai is loaned to Liga Muçulmana de Maputo in Mozambique until 30 June 2010.

On 16 June 2011, Zimbabwe international and former Warriors forward Evans Chikwaikwai has joined Premiership newcomers Chicken Inn.

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