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CECIL NYONI Zimbabwe footballer

Cecil Nyoni (born 1 September 1992) is a Zimbabwean footballer who plays for Conference North side Alfreton Town.


Nyoni was born in Bulawayo but he grew up in Gwanda, and he moved to England in 2003 aged 11. Nyoni joined Wednesday just before his 16th birthday after being spotted playing for local side Middlewood Rovers. He previously played for Brinsworth, and also had the choice to join Sheffield rivals Sheffield United.

Sheffield Wednesday

He made his professional debut on 11 August 2011, in the Football League Cup 0–0 draw with Blackpool at Hillsborough Stadium, which the Owls eventually won on penalties. His second appearance for the club was in the same month against Bradford City, this time in the Football League Trophy. This time he made his appearance from the bench after seventeen minutes, replacing Jose Semedo. The game was away at Valley Parade and it was another goalless draw and this time Wednesday lost 3–1 on penalties.

Boston United (loan)

On 8 January 2011, he was sent out on work experience to Conference North side Boston United after an injury crisis at York Street. He made his debut for the Pilgrims in a 1–0 victory over Gloucester City and went onto make a total of three appearances.

Frickley Athletic (loan)

On 23 March 2012, Nyoni signed for Frickley Athletic on loan for the rest of the season from Sheffield Wednesday. Nyoni’s first game for Frickley Athletic was a 1–0 loss, at home to Marine. His second appearance for the non-league club was the goalless draw away to Nantwich Town. After five straight appearances for the club – all starting the game – Nyoni made his last league appearance on the last day of the season where he had to help Frickley win, along with results elsewhere going for the club, otherwise they would have faced relegation. Frickely stayed up by winning the game 4–3 against Stafford Rangers. His last appearance for the club was in the Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup final against Worksop Town. Frickley had the potential to win the competition for the twelfth time, and with scores level at 1–1 after forty minutes, Nyoni scored his first goal for the club, and in his whole football career, after making eight appearances between three different clubs. However, Worksop Town came from behind to win the game 3–2, and won the competition for the twelfth time.

Nottingham Forest

Nyoni joined Nottingham Forest during the 2012–13 season, and made an appearance for the Under-21 side against Sheffield United. He came off the bench in the seventy-fifth minute. Later on that same month Nyoni joined Worksop Town on loan for the rest of the season.

Worksop Town (loan)

Nyoni joined Worksop Town on loan at the end of February 2013, soon after signing for Nottingham Forest. He made his debut for Worksop in a 0–2 loss against Nantwich Town and went on to make nine appearances for the rest of the season for the club.


Nyoni joined League of Ireland side Limerick on 6 August 2013. However he was denied clearance as Limerick were unable to process his registration

Alfreton Town

After leaving Harrogate Town by mutual consent, Nyoni joined Alfreton Town mid January.

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