FC Talenvision is a young club compared to some of its more illustrious neighbours around it in Bulawayo. However it is arguably a young club pulling punches and standing toe to toe with the big boys. FC Talenvision was incorporated in January 2013 when the current president and vice president Khumbulani Nkomo and Thembelihle Moyo purchased the franchise and a controlling stake from the then called Otrick Spurs from the current chairman Otrick Siziba. The club was renamed FC Talenvision at this point. You may wonder where the name came from, the president explains that this was actually a freudian slip by the registering authority at the time. When the registration was being processed the obvious t was missed out and the club was registered as Talenvision instead of Talentvision. The name stuck from there and was never corrected and here we are today with Talenvision. The name was the brainchild of the vice president who had a vision to identify talent in the local community and as visionaries and community builders the name Talenvision was born.
The president recalls many moons ago as a child listening to the radio as football games were being played and recalls that this is where his passion for football came from. The president has always loved football and back in the days supported Eagles which played their home games at White City Stadium and hence the obvious choice to return home for Talenvision and play their home games there as well.
The clubs birth place is the Nkulumane district, more specifically the Phekiwe Beer Hall, and the president remembers back in the late 90’s when it was common place in the area for children to be involved in drinking alcohol, smoking, sniffing glue and taking drugs. This resulted in a high level of crime and as part of their vision was to be community builders it was only natural for FC Talenvision to return to the roots, where it all started. So even today the FC Talenvision Academy is still based in Nkulumane and the Under 14’s, Under 16’s and Under 18’s still practice in the field next to Phekiwe Beer Hall.
FC Talenvision has climbed through the divisions since then Champions of Zifa Division 3 in 20xx, Champions of Zifa Division 2 in 20xx and the club is currently playing in the First division looking forward to climbing into the elite league in the very near future. The club progression has been supported by Cosmas Zulu who helped build originally. Cosmas previously worked Highlanders FC & Amazulu and was contracted for 4 years and worked alongside Johannes Tshuma who was a former Highlanders goalkeeper.
FC Talenvision has a sister club in Division 2, Toronto FC, and when u18’s graduate and they meet the stringent standards they graduate to the senior team in Division two, and once they earn their stripes play for the First Team.
More recently FC Talenvision has a partnership agreement with FC ViOn Zlaté Moravce – Vráble is a Slovak football team, based in the town of Zlaté Moravce. The club was founded on 22 January 1995. This partnership came about through the hard work of Mr Ramadu Sayi based in Austria and Didier Kanku also based in Austria. Through this partnership agreement the club has already benefited from the arrival of Technical Director – Julius Simon . The partnership agreement also covers player exchange.