Knox Mutizwa

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Knox Mutizwa
Knox Mutizwa, Zimbabwe soccer, Zimbabwean footballer
Image Via The Chronicle
Born Knox Mutizwa
(1993-10-12) October 12, 1993 (age 22)
Occupation
  • Footballer
Employer Highlanders Football Club
Spouse(s) Naome Mayebe

Knox Mutizwa is a Zimbabwean footballer who plays for Highlanders Football Club as an attacking midfielder. He is the current Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League Golden Boot holder for the 2015 season.[1]

Background

Knox Mutizwa was born on 12 October 1993 and is married to Naome Mayebe. The two have a daughter together.

Career

Mutizwa was groomed into the Bosso senior team from the Juniors. The talented midfielder had a remarkable start to the 2015 soccer season. Some of his career highlights include a brace against perennial rivals Dynamos Football Club in a league clash.[2]

Awards

In December 2015, Mutizwa won the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League Golden Boot for 2015 after he finished the season with a total of 14 goals, even though he only started 17 matches due to suffering burns earlier in the season.[3]

Transfer Rumours

The player was rumoured to have attracted the attention of South African outfit, University of Pretoria Football Club. The player was invited for trials by the club in mid-2014.[4]

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Scandal

Domestic Altercation

Mutizwa was said to have suffered burns after an altercation with his wife.[5] Mutizwa was said to have suffered 2 degree burns after a dispute with his wife Naome Mayebe. Asked about what led to the burns, Mutizwa said it was all an accident occasioned when he tripped over a cable resulting in the container emptying the water on him.[5] The Bosso midfielder is said to have eventually opened up about what actually happened by revealing that his wife had poured hot water on him after a misunderstanding between the pair.[5]

Love Triangle Saga

Mutizwa together with fellow Highlanders player Bruce Kangwa. The two were said to have been dating the same woman and the matter only came to light when the girl identified as Priscilla Ncube had shared her nude pics with another man besides the two Bosso players.[6] Mutizwa acknowledged knowing the woman but poured cold water on the allegations that they had a relationship.

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References

  1. ISHEMUNYORO CHINGWERE, Deco’s surprise, Sunday Mail, Published: 5 Dec 2015, Retrieved: 6 Dec 2015
  2. Tawanda Tafirenyika Mutizwa steals thunder in Battle of Zimbabwe, NewsDay, Published: June 30, 2015, Retrieved: August 4, 2015
  3. Ricky Zililo, Sharpshooter... Knox Mutizwa lands Golden Boot Award, Chronicle, Published: 30 Nov 2015, Retrieved: 6 Dec 2015
  4. Knox Mutizwa set for trials with TUKS, Soccer24, Published: July 25, 2014, Retrieved: August 5, 2015
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Lovemore Duve Woman fury: "Wife attack" Highlanders ace suffers horror attack, Published: March 17, 2015, Retrieved: August 5, 2015
  6. Mbongeni Ncube Bosso players caught in love triangle, Nehanda Radio, Published: May 14, 2013, Retrieved: August 5, 2015