Luke "Jukulile" Petros is a former Zimbabwean footballer and sports personality who played for a number of local clubs including Dynamos Football Club as well as the Zimbabwe National Soccer Team.

Luke Petros
Luke Petros, Zimbabwean Soccer
Luke Petros
Born September 5, 1971
Harare
Residence Zimbabwe
Other names Jukulile
Citizenship Zimbabwe
Education Seke 2 High School
Occupation
  • Football Coach
Years active 1993-present
Employer Hwahwa Football Club
Known for Played for the National Soccer Team

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Background

Luke Petros was born on the 5th of September in 1971 in Harare.[1]

Education

Petros attended Seke 2 High School where he played football for the school team.[2]

Career

Petros was spotted by Benjamin Zulu playing for his school in the Coca-Cola tournament and did not hesitate to move from the capital and try his luck elsewhere.Although it was Zulu who lured the young midfielder to Mhangura Football Club, Petros would finally get his Premiership debut for the copper miners under Webster Chikabala in 1993.Petros was to enjoy a fruitful four years at Mhangura where he played along the likes of Jani Milanzi and current Shabanie Mine coach John Phiri.[2] Petros spent the better part of his formative years as a footballer at the once vibrant CAPS United Football Club junior system based at Raylton Sports Club in the 90s.[2] Petros was snapped up by Lancashire Steel in 1998 and that is where he was converted into a striker during the second half of his first season. Petros went on to score a total 18 goals in that season for the Chimbi Chimbi Boys and was only three shy of eventual Premiership Golden Boot winner Zenzo Moyo of Highlanders Football Club.[2]

In 1999, Petros was called for national duty in a friendly match against Zambia. He scored in his debut game putting him on the map in his career as part of the national team. His exploits in the national team attracted the attention of South African glamour club Kaizer Chiefs.[2] Petros moved to Naturena in 2001. At the time the club had prolific goal scorers like Siyabonga Nomvete, Thabo Mooki and a young Jabu Pule. In 2014, Petros was coaching Hwahwa Football Club in the ZIFA Central Region Division One league.[3]

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References

  1. , Luke Petros,Soccer Data Base, retrieved:16 Apr 2015"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 , The three D's pushed him to success,Daily News, published:5 Apr 2014,retrieved:16 Apr 2015"
  3. T. Chitsiga, Petros Not A Happy Man,The Herald, published:13 Sep 2014,retrieved:"