North Shore striker Tinashe Marowa joins Metro in director of football role

Auckland club Metro FC have appointed Tinashe Marowa as their director of football for junior and youth grades.

Marowa (26), a striker, will also play for Metro’s men’s first team in the Lotto NRFL Men’s Championship, moving from league rivals North Shore United.

Tinashe Marowa playing for North Shore United against Metro last season. Photo: Jackie Tran Van / Phototek.

In the club’s announcement, Marowa will be responsible for young players in the club’s Whole of Football programme, up to U-19s.

“Tinashe has a strong football background having played for a number of Northern League and NRFL clubs in addition
to time within the Wellington Phoenix system,” the club says.

In his teens, Marowa played for Wellington clubs Western Suburbs and Wellington United, and then joined Tasman United and Hawkes Bay United before a move to Auckland.

In Auckland, he had spells with Central United and Eastern Suburbs before spending the past four seasons with North Shore United.

Metro said Marowa was “looking forward to getting to work reinvigorating the football framework at the club as we approach our 125th anniversary in April.”

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