Bushiri Academy of Sports launched in SA: Malawian prophet wants to develop football stars

Leader and founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has spread his reach wider by venturing into purposeful sport following the establishment of Shepherd Bushiri Academy of Sports as he continues his quest to promote talent in different fields.

Bushri with trainers at the academy

Bushri with trainers at the academy

Bushiri launches academy of sports

Bushiri launches academy of sports

Bushiri with a young soccer talent at his academy

Bushiri with a young soccer talent at his academy

The academy was launched in South Africa at a colourful event that attracted African Football legends including Esrom Nyandoro and Tiyani Mabunda OF Sundowns,  Abel Shongwe from Kaizer  Chiefs, William Okpara from Orlando Pirate and Ziggy, an official from SAFA. Former Celtic player Gideon also graced the historic event.

Speaking to the local media that attended the event, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, popularly known as ‘Major 1’ explained that its upon his social responsibility to give back to the community, citing talent promotion as part of his quest.

“I believe in young people and it has always interested me to uplift different talents. I came up with this academy in particular to reach out to the growing numbers of soccer talents. I know others might cite that I do not have football history, but I love soccer and I believe those passionate about the sport should be mentored and uplifted to realize their dreams,” explained the man of God.

“This is a project that will put a lot of youngsters on map and I intend to spend millions just to give them a challenging platform for the enhancement of their football talents,” he said.

He added: “ It’s so amazing to see how we have started, everything is on a high note and you can even see the excitement of the youngsters available here today, most of whom have already been spotted by big clubs to be signed to.”

Prophet Bushiri demonstrates his love for talents not just in football, but in music and poetry. He is currently promoting a number of artists in Africa including Malawi’s Onesimus , a musician who is currently on Africa tour and has so far planned a big concert for him in Botswana.

Shepherd Bushiri Academy has so far confirmed plans to send the young football stars to Europe for further training and possibilities of being signed to big football clubs.

According to Bushiri, the project will expand across Africa, including Malawi where he plans to unearth, uplift and promote young and talented football stars, to establish them and expose their talents to the whole world.

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salako david
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salako david
7 months 23 days ago

I want to be part of the football school am from Nigeria

Lerata Malebo
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Lerata Malebo
7 months 24 days ago

I would like to thank my papa Prophet Shepherd Bushiri for the love he has, my child added the training, and he is selected due to the high performance he gave, I thank My Jesus for using my papa, to save the world…Glory be to God..

lebo
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lebo
7 months 25 days ago

I am a south african n i hav not yet seen or heard him preach. Lets js all remember that the bible says that a prophet will be hated n shunned by his own people. This prophet has made a name for himself and God is leading the way. Dont hate, let him be.

Mtumbuka wa Atumbuka
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Mtumbuka wa Atumbuka
7 months 28 days ago

Bushiri is Tumbuka his mother is Tumbuka and he has grown up in Rumphi and Mzuzu, he has copied all the tribal aspects of Northerners…..thats what we are seeing. Bring federation to Malawi, in ten years time, ALL of you will be flocking to Mzuzu. And you know it…..

KK
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7 months 28 days ago

Farther from Ntcheu, mother from Mzimba. Surely lobola was paid as Ngoni culture demands. Then he is from Ntcheu where his farther comes from not in Mzimba. Parents settled in Rumphi not for chikamwini reasons as it is not the Ngoni custom. Bottom line he is not Tumbuka. I rest my case.

Damson Eric
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Damson Eric
7 months 28 days ago

it is agood development but what Iz worrying me Iz that why he started it in SA yet in Malawi as his motherland we are lacking such development

Nt cheq
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Nt cheq
7 months 28 days ago

You Malawian hate Bushiri yerrr why sshoul. He invest in ppeople who hate him

Ayo
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Ayo
7 months 28 days ago

Bushiri parents not settled in phoka but Hewe- Rumphi west beyond bolero- sub TA zolokere; TA katumbi. Father from Ntcheu married to a tumbuka and settled there. Mwambo wa chichewa kwawo ndi kwa mai ako. Mwambo wa chitumbuka kwawo ndi kwa bambo ako so conclude dont just make noise.

wokhuzidwa
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7 months 29 days ago

malawi is very poor hence not good for investment and thats why all pastors in malawi will not become rich like him unless they go to preach in rich countries.Malawians lets pray hard to fullfil what bible says”it will not be easy for rich people to enter into the heaven.

Mike
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7 months 29 days ago

@Mtumbuka wa Tumbuka, can you see how embarrassing your attitude is towards other tribes, after realising that Major 1 is not Tumbuka? Leave Man of God alone. Do not drag him in your tribal issues. A Tumbuka growing up in Liliongwe, that does not make him a Chewa. otherwise 90% of you could have been Chewas.

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