Zimbabwe amputee Hardlife Zvirekwi hoping to inspire after extraordinary return to pro football
Posted: 23 July 2018 Time: 15:00
Zimbabwe defender Hardlife Zvirekwi says his next target is to return to the national team after the CAPS United captain made a remarkable comeback despite losing his hand in a horrific accident.
Zvirekwi, 31, lost his hand after undergoing surgery to his arm following an accident where he lost control of his vehicle in the capital city, Harare.
The CAPS United captain returned to training just a month after suffering the traumatic event and returned to the field of play two weeks ago in a league fixture against Harare City.
"I am so grateful to the Almighty that he made it possible for me to play again," he told BBC Sport.
"In life when you come across calamitous situations and circumstances, what makes you strong is deriving positive energy and have a lot of faith that something great is going to come out of this tragic situation."
The tireless defender who was part of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations insists he has not retired from international football yet.
"I haven't retired internationally as yet. The Almighty willing," he added.
"I still want to break new ground again to represent my nation - in my condition - to inspire other people that the impossible can still be achievable if you are determined and hardworking."