Tinashe Marowa

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Tinashe Marowa
Personal information
Full name Tinashe Marowa
Date of birth (1997-01-23) 23 January 1997 (age 26)
Place of birth Harare, Zimbabwe
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Striker
Team information
Current team
North Shore United
Number 6
Youth career
Auckland City
2014–2015 Wairarapa United
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2015–2016 Milwaukee Panthers 18 (1)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2016–2017 Tasman United 18 (7)
2017 Wellington Phoenix 0 (0)
2017–2018 Tasman United 10 (0)
2018 Hawke's Bay United 5 (1)
2018–2019 Eastern Suburbs 3 (0)
2020–2021 North Shore United 17 (2)
2022 Bay Olympic 4 (1)
2022- North Shore United 0 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 30 April 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 2 August 2017

Tinashe Marowa (born 23 January 1997) is a New Zealand professional footballer who currently plays as striker for North Shore United.

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Early life

Marowa was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, where his father was a car mechanic, and arrived in New Zealand aged eight. [1] He learnt English only after arriving in Nelson, at Nelson Central School. [2]

Playing career

Club

Marowa joined Tasman United in October 2016 to play in the New Zealand Football Championship. [3] He enjoyed a breakthrough season for Tasman United in the 2016–17 New Zealand Football Championship, the club's inaugural season. [4]

Marowa joined Wellington Phoenix for a two-week trial in March 2017. [1] Despite not resulting in a first-team contract, Marowa did move into the Phoenix's development program following the trial. [5]

He made his professional debut for Wellington on 1 August 2017 in a round of 32 FFA Cup match against A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers. [6]

After missing out on one of the professional contracts for the Wellington Phoenix, Marowa who instead of staying with Wellington to play for their reserves side, decided to return to Tasman United for the 2017–18 ISPS Handa Premiership. [7]

International

Marowa was first called up to the New Zealand under-20 national team squad for a training camp in early 2017. [8] He was a surprise omission from the squad for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup after featuring in training squads in the lead-up to the tournament. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 Egan, Brendon (3 February 2017). "Tasman United rising star Tinashe Marowa earns trial with Wellington Phoenix". Stuff.co.nz . Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  2. Page, Jacob (22 March 2017). "Tasman star learnt English in Nelson". Nelson Live. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  3. Rollo, Phillip (6 October 2016). "Former Auckland City youth Tinashe Marowa earns Tasman United contract". Stuff.co.nz . Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  4. Rollo, Phillip (12 January 2017). "The rapid rise of Tasman United winger Tinashe Marowa". Stuff.co.nz . Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  5. 1 2 Rollo, Phillip (24 May 2017). "Tinashe Marowa adjusts goals after Under-20 World Cup snub". Stuff.co.nz . Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  6. Rollo, Phillip (4 August 2017). "Tinashe Marowa's Phoenix debut an early milestone for Tasman United". The Nelson Mail . Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  7. Rollo, Phillip (13 October 2017). "Tinashe Marowa returns to Tasman United after missing out on Phoenix contract". Stuff.co.nz .
  8. Rollo, Phillip (22 December 2016). "Tasman United players Tinashe Marowa and Dylan Burns to press claims for World Cup". Stuff.co.nz . Retrieved 2 August 2017.