Zimbabwean footy umpire featured on Seven News

Tuesday, June 12 2007 @ 09:02 pm ACST

Contributed by: Sean Finlayson

A Zimbabwe born umpire, Tinashe Nyatsanga, who was featured in the WFN story "Zimbabwean embraces less fashionable part of the game" was featured on the Seven Network's news in Melbourne last weekend.

The "feel good" story mentioned that his first introduction to footy was responding to an advertisement calling for football officials in a local Geelong league. Thinking that he was applying for a position as a soccer referee, he ended up taking the job. Since finding his feet,Tinashe has developed a love for footy and has become quite a skilled umpire.

A few AFL umpires could take a leaf out of his excellent repoir with the junior players.

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