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2010 Pro Soccer Combine: Men's Player Profile -- Mbizo Mzamane

photo from WFU

Positions Played:

Forward

Height:

5' 9"

Weight:

155 lbs.

Nationality/Passport:

South Africa

Birthdate/Birthplace: February 19, 1988 / Nigeria
School/Last Season of Eligibility:

Wake Forest & Drexel / 2009

Last Professional Team: N/A
Combine Coach: Tim Regan, Toronto FC

 

Scouting Report from InfoSport 2010 Pro Soccer Combine
Technical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category

Score

Comments

Dribbling

his skill looked impressive early on; then he started with too many step-overs & moves  

Passing

his passing was careless; too many poor passes that led to giveaways 

1st Touch

poor in tight spots; under no pressure, he got away with his 1st touch being high in air  

Crossing

his ideas of where to cross the ball was poor; his accuracy wasnít good enough 

Finishing

2

his ideas of where to cross the ball was poor; his accuracy wasnít good enough 

Heading

 
 
Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category

Score

Comments

Decision Making

couldnít read when to slow the game down versus when to speed the game up. 

Communication

good encouragement; very little meaningful soccer communication on the field 

Executes Under Pressure

this was one of his weakest areas; in the open field, Mbizo did very well to run with the ball & look comfortable; when he was pressured, he gave the ball away far too often

Movement Off Ball

he made a lot of good runs, but his teammates didnít get him the ball enough 

Small-Sided Game

he scored a couple of good goals; too many ineffective tricks/flicks 

Full-Field Game

he struggled in the big game; his fitness hurt him because he started off OK 

 
Physical Ability (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Strength

1  

 

Speed

 

Quickness

 
Endurance

 

Agility

 

Combine Coach's Overall Comments:
 

Mbizo was a very positive influence on the team; he was always encouraging his teammates and kept up the team spirit.  There were a few moments where the game didnít go his way and heíd react in a negative way for a brief moment, but then heíd get his attitude right and help the team again.  He worked on his own too much as a strike and wasnít connected to the other forward on the field with him.  He struggled to finish his chances and heíll never make it as a striker at the professional level if he canít finish more consistently; he finally relaxed and showed good technique with his finishing during the last small-sided game.  He did have a nice assist (1st small game) but the intent of his pass wasnít correct and he got lucky that the ball ended up going to his teammate.  Mbizo had a problem reading the game when he received the ball; he always wanted to speed the game up and dribble at defenders, although the game was calling for him to slow things down.  He also misinterpreted other situations when he needed to play fast, but he chose to step on the ball.  Recognition of what the game is calling for must improve.  His best chance to make it as a pro is to start at a low level and work his way up.       

Collegiate Soccer Career:
Head Coach: Jay Vidovich and Lew Meehl

ESPN top 50 impact freshman, D1, 2006

Professional / Semi-Pro / Club Soccer Career:
Brazilian 3rd Division - CLUBE DE FUTEBOL RIO DE JANEIRO head coach: Eloi Kruger. First international player to sign for the club

Injury and Medical Data:
No injuries or medical conditions reported

 

Contact Information:
Email: soccer@infosportinc.com

 

 

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