Since his arrival in Reims in 2019, Marshall Munetsi has aroused admiration on and off the pitch. The 26-year-old midfielder donates part of his salary every month to help educate young Zimbabweans.

“I love to help, I do it because I love it. And I will continue after my career, God gave me a talent so that I can help others.”¬†

When you meet Marshall Munetsi, you quickly understand that he is a special footballer. Every month, he donates 10 to 20% of his salary to enable 60 children to go to school in Harare, the capital of his native country. A politically unstable country, where more than one in three inhabitants live below the poverty line.

“I can’t help everyone, but it already makes a big difference, because if these young people are successful, they can help in turn.”

He, therefore, chose to invest in education.

A working environment

Marshall Munetsi is a real star in Zimbabwe, and when he has a little time, he goes there to reward the most deserving children, or to bring football equipment for example. Because according to him, “if we have school and sport, we can do what we want with our lives.”

For the 26-year-old, the high-level sport started very early, he left Zimbabwe for South Africa at the age of 19. After stints in Second Division clubs, he signed for the Orlando Pirates. It was there that he was spotted by the Stade de Reims, seduced by his profile as a working environment.

But his arrival in France has not changed his relationship with money, which has never been a driving force for him. He stays away from the glitter of the world of football:

“In his living room, there is a sofa, a TV, an entry-level bike, and that’s all,” Footballers can quickly get drunk, but not him at all.”

Says his agent Frédéric Ryssen, from the Wasserman company. 

An important man for Oscar Garcia

A simple life, which perfectly satisfies Marshall Munetsi, who keeps his goals in mind. 

“When you come from a country that is not rich, you are not used to having money to spend on material things, while people go to bed without having to eat. I know that I do a good job helping people rather than carrying something expensive.”

But his commitment to associations does not prevent him from having sporting ambitions with the Stade de Reims. He has become an important part of the midfield of the team coached by Oscar Garcia. The Zimbabwean international has played 8 of 9 Ligue 1 games this season and scored one goal. It will not be too much on Saturday evening (9 p.m.) at the Auguste Delaune stadium to face the Parisian armada.

Source: RMC Sport

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