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Mighty Warriors star Emmaculate Msipa moves to Spain

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By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa

Zimbabwe International midfielder, Emmaculate Msipa has indicated she is aiming higher in her football career following her move to Spain last week.
The 28-year old signed for Spanish Segunda Division Pro club, CF Joventut Almassora, on a one-year perfomance based contract.
Msipa told SlyMediaNews she was determined to work hard to achieve more in her football career.
She said her dream was to turn out for an English club preferably Liverpool women’s team or to play for any big team in Spain.
“I want to work very hard on and off the field,” she said.
“This will help me reach a climax in my football career.
“My dream is that one day I will find myself playing for Liverpool’s ladies team.”
Msipa expressed gratitude to her family, former clubs and the National team who have continued to support her career.
“The move is important to me,” she said.
“It shows in Zimbabwe we also have good female footballers and I hope all Zimbabwean women footballers will not give up as there is always a chance to prove your worth.
“Its not easy to reach where I am today and it does not come through working alone.
“I owe it all to family members who keep supporting me, the National team and my coaches at junior level.”
Msipa said she had settled well in Spain but was still adjusting to the weather conditions and language.
“I am still adjusting to the weather conditions, its very cold this side,” she said.
“Language is another challenge, im still struggling to communicate with others but i have started online lessons.”
Msipa started playing football at the age of nine while still at Budiriro 4 Primary School in Harare.
She joined Mufakose Queens at the age of 10, before joining Black Rhinos in 2014.
Her initial call up to national duty was in 2010 and has since then represented Zimbabwe in a number of major competitions.
African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), All Africa Games and Cosafa Women’s Cup are some of the notable tournaments Msipa has played wearing the gold and green colours.
The most recognised major tournament she has participated in is the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic games in Brazil, where she managed to score against Australia.
In 2019, Msipa won the Women’s League Golden Boot and was crowned Footballers Union of Zimbabwe (FUZ) Player of The Year.

Silvester Tapfumaneyi

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