Warriors midfielder Marvelous Nakamba wants to be an example to the Zimbabwean youngsters and use his influence to inspire them.
The 25-year-old became the first Zimbabwean player in eight years since Benjani Mwaruwari to play in the English Premier League. He has so far made two league starts for Aston Villa after joining them in August and has earned praises from both the coach and the club fans.
“It’s good for my country to have someone representing them, and I also think it’s good for the upcoming players, the young ones back home,” he told BBC Sport.
“I think they can believe and have faith that nothing is impossible.”
The midfielder adds that he is still settling and will play with all the effort when given a chance.
“This is my first year here, I am still trying to settle, to learn and give everything every time I am given the opportunity to play,” he said.
Nakamba joins former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar, Coventry City star Peter Ndlovu and Manchester City striker Mwaruwari on the list of Zimbabweans who have featured in the English top-flight division.