Marvelous Nakamba Zimbabwe Footballer

Marvelous Nakamba (born 19 January 1994) is a Zimbabwean footballer who plays for Dutch club Vitesse as a central midfielder.

Club career

Early career

Born in Hwange, Nakamba made his senior debuts with local Bantu Rovers in 2010, aged 16. He left the country in July 2012, and had trials at French side Nancy.

Nakamba officially joined Nancy on 24 December 2012, for an undisclosed fee. He received the international clearance seven days later, and was assigned to the reserve team in CFA.

On 9 May 2014 Nakamba played his first match as a professional, starting in a 3–1 home win against Angers SCO. He played his second match seven days later, coming on as a late substitute in a 0–0 away draw against AJ Auxerre, and a new deal was offered to him on the 19th.

Vitesse

In July 2014, Nakamba went on a trial at Eredivisie side Vitesse. On 13 August he signed a four-year deal with the Arnhem side, and made his debut for the club on 27 September, coming on as a late substitute for Kelvin Leerdam in a 6–2 away win against Dordrecht. Nakamba started to establish himself in Vitesse’s starting eleven during the 2015/16 campaign and went on to appear thirty times, scoring once against local rivals De Graafschap in a 2–2 draw.

International career

Nakamba is a Zimbabwe youth international, having represented the country in the under-20 level. On 13 June 2015 he made his debut with the main squad, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 2–1 win against Malawi.

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 17 December 2016.
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nancy II 2012–13 CFA Group B 12 0 0 0 12 0
2013–14 CFA 2 Group C 20 1 0 0 20 1
Total 32 1 0 0 32 1
Nancy 2013–14 Ligue 2 2 0 0 0 2 0
Vitesse 2014–15 Eredivisie 8 0 0 0 8 0
2015–16 Eredivisie 30 1 1 0 2 0 33 1
2016–17 Eredivisie 16 0 2 1 18 1
Total 54 1 3 1 2 0 59 2
Career total 86 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 91 3

International

As of 13 November 2016
National team Year Apps Goals
Zimbabwe 2015 1 0
2016 4 0
Total 5 0

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