Lawrence Tichaona Mangenje. I am a budding journalist who is passionate about journalism with particular interest in solution and sports journalism. I believe I have a calling to be a mass communicator and always do my best to justify my passion for journalistic work. I write passionately about sports, social justice and enjoy feature writing and web journalism and I am active in major social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. I have a number of articles that I have written for different publications including the Zimbabwe Independent, The Herald, NewsDay, The Standard, Soccer 24 and Gender and Media Connect.
The story of Energy Murambadoro, the village boy from a marginalised area who still can't believe he was the first ever player to keep goal for Zimbabwe at the AFCON finals.
The story of Hwange-bred Marvellous Nakamba, whose historic move to Aston Villa after breaking a 9-year wait for a Zimbabwean to rub shoulders with the world's best in the English top-flight, set a benchmark for Zimbabwean football.
Football administration in Africa, is by far perceived to be a preserve for men. Against this background, the success story of Violet Jubane, a female administrator who continues to rise, had to be told for the football-public to have a radical mindset.
In this opinion piece, I was seeking to urge the football authorities in Zimbabwe to work hand-in-glove with football authorities to ensure that the country's national team, is well-equiped for the AFCON finals, so that it performs to its potential.
Bizarrely, the Toyota Wish, of all the cars in Zimbabwe, recorded the highest number of road accidents in Zimbabwe in 2018, which motivated me to get to the root of the matter in exploring why that is. The feature was regarded by many as an eye opener.