Tinotenda Kadewere made his full debut for Lyon when he was handed the start against Montepillar in a 2-1 away loss. He had a few shots on target and was looking lively for 10 men Lyon.

Jordan Zemura made his senior debut and the left back gave a huge account of himself and even went on to score a penalty in the shoot out they won against Crystal Palace to progress to the next round of that EFL Cup.

Maccauley Bonne and Charlton were bundled out by Westham 3-0 with the Zimbabwean starting the match.

Jay Matete - Zimbabwean players shine in EFL Cup - Celebrity.co.zw
Jay Matete – Zimbabwean players shine in EFL Cup – Celebrity.co.zw

The little known but talented Jay Matete made his senior debut for Fleetwood Town when he came from the bench in the 80th minutes. Fleetwood won 2-1 against Port Vale.

Marvelous Nakamba was a huge presence for Aston Villa when they dispatched Button Albion 3-1.

Malachi Napa’s Oxford United matched Watford pound for pound in a 1 all stalemate. They went on to lose the match 0-3 on penalties. Napa played no part.

Earlier in the the forgotten man Carlington Nyadombo and his Tshakuma Tshamadzivandila were thumped 5-1 by Ajax of Capetown is a promotion play off match.

Former Zimbabwean skipper and eccentric goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini was unceremoniously dumped by Highlands Park following the teams change of ownership.

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