By Tim N. Mukudzeyi
SOCIALITE and businesswoman Pokello Nare’s teenage son, Nathan Mutasa, has signed for French lower league side US Torcy, the former club for Manchester United central midfielder Paul Pogba.
Nathan is Pokello’s child with Tafadzwa “Taffy” Mutasa, son to popular businesswoman and Telecel boss Jane Mutasa. The 18-year-old is Pokello’s eldest son.
Nathan was part of the Young Warriors squad which took part in the Cosafa U-17 tournament in 2018. The talented left-footed youngster made his debut for the national team in 2018 when he was selected among this year’s national Under-17 squad for the Cosafa Cup at the age of 15.
Pokello is fully supportive of her son’s ambitions as a professional footballer and always escorts Nathan to the airport when he’s flying out on national team duties.
“Imagine holding treasure in your possession for so many years. I think there is always that one defining moment for me it was when he was 10-years-old.
“In a highly competitive school match, he had to take a corner kick and we all expected him to cross the ball in but no left kick curled into the top right corner of the net,” she once wrote on her Instagram page.
“Since that day, there is nothing you can tell me about football, l have raw left-footed talent in my house. I tell him everytime don’t feel limited because of where you are from, the world will know soon enough.
“It’s an honour to play for your country son, the youngest on the team too. I think I’m finally ready to let you go, it’s your time now soar with the eagles Nathan,” Pokello previously gushed out in happiness for the boy.
US Torcy play in the 5th tier of French football and is officially known as Union Sportive Torcy-Paris Vallée de la Marne Football Club. The football club is based in Torcy, Seine-et-Marne, France, and was founded in 1942.
Among players who have played at the club and have become international professionals include Paul Pogba, Adrien Hunou, Mourad Meghni, Yohann Pelé, and Jeff Reine-Adélaïde.
Pogba joined US Torcy in 2006 as a 12-year-old, where he served as captain of the club’s under-13 team. After one season with Torcy, Pogba joined professional club Le Havre.
As part of Paul Pogba’s move from Juventus to Manchester United in 2016, the club received 0.25 percent of the then-world record fee of €105 million Manchester United paid to Juventus, amounting to about €300,000.
Ahead of the 2019–20 season, US Torcy was promoted to the fifth-tier of French football where it remains after finishing 11th last season. – Zimbabwe Voice □