Well-known for her popular chant on Facebook *Sahwira,* Ellen is one good example of what women are capable of. After I had a phone conversation with her I realised that the woman is not only focused but she is rich with business ideas and advice about life.
One popular saying opines that impossible is just an illusion for I'm possible. All it takes is courage, confidence and obviously a broad dreaming capacity. But it doesn't mean you should dream forever, more time should be invested towards achieving goals.
Men being above the world over the centuries has never been a deterrent to Ellen Chiwenga's vision to soar high like an eagle. It has been within her abilities to defy the old social makeup where greater/certain fields are reserved for the man. Her emphasis is not on challenges but on "what can I do."
Today we find her striding the Queen's land with great confidence and still penetrating the male-dominated fields. Presently, she is a full-time football agent holding a FIFA and FA license for a number of years. She is regulated by the FA as a registered intermediary and member of the Association of Football Agents(AFA), WY scout and SOFIA CLIENT. As time stands today, she offers vast experience and pedigree to international and professional footballers and is focused on identifying and nurturing raw talent in youths. Her goal is to work with players over a long-term, thus assisting them in developing their careers.
I asked her, so when you scout talent and link these young players with big teams what do you do to grow them since football is only for a certain period of about 5 years after that it will be history?
Her response was like "Sahwi! These young people they have a background, they know where they will be coming from. We tell them the truth about life and football career, that if you fail to utilize this opportunity you won't get it again and you have to take care of your parents and invest into real assets like buying properties even just a stand for a start. Because you don't know when your career will end.
"She also highlighted the importance of staying away from arrogant women because most of them are there to destroy their careers. They hold a great love for money and players have to be very careful because most talented people have shown that women are their worst weakness and it paralyzes their careers. They tend to forget and spend money on useless things forgetting that there is life after football.
"We sit down and talk to these kids make them understand life and their career path", she said.
One would agree that this is a reflection of what Former US President Barack Obama would always say; "Yes we can!" It's crystal clear that women can do it also, regardless of what position society denigrates them. If Ellen can mix and mingle with English Premier League and LA-LIGA coached (all male) in her field of passion, then the rest can also do it.
Just to make a statement she went on to give an example of Lionel Messi and Ronaldo on how they portray themselves and how they also value their relationships and their careers.
Most will say she achieved but after understanding her I will opine otherwise. I would rather say she got what she deserved after taking home the Female Personality of the Year 2017 Awards in the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards. Not only will she come this far and take a chill, she's soundly promising greater steps forward in the near future. All are advised to keep watching the space and expect more bombshell honoraria walking towards her direction. Within and around her football career, she is still unlocking more doors without delay.
By Abel Mavura.