Ex-PE scrumhalf turns into soccer star in New Zealand

Enock Muchinjo

CAN former Prince Edward School rugby scrumhalf Lance Eeson earn a call-up to the Zimbabwe national team?


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is Lampard’s Sables, though, but to Charles Mhlauri’s Warriors.

Eeson now plays soccer and is one of the most feared strikers in the New Zealand premier league. Eeson, who turns out for top club Gisborne City, is among the leading goal-scorers in the league and forms a twin terror partnership with South African Keryn Jordan, who already has played for Bafana Bafana.


Eeson (23) went to New Zealand on a rugby scholarship from Prince Edward in 2001, but immediately quit rugby for soccer, a sport he did not play at school because it clashed with rugby. He has played for three teams before joining Gisborne.


The Harare-born star played for the PE Tigers rugby first team in 1999 and 2000 and represented the Zimbabwe Under-19 team at the Craven Week Schools tournament in South Africa.

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