Roderick Mutuma

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Roderick Mutuma
Roderick Mutuma, Rodrick Mutuma
Born Roderick Mutuma
(1988-04-05) April 5, 1988 (age 28)
Mvuma
Nationality Zimbabwe
Other names Rodrick Mutuma
Education Njerere Primary School
Occupation
  • Footballer.
Years active 2003 - present
Employer Dynamos Football Club

Roderick Mutuma “The Prince” is a Zimbabwean national professional footballer who plays for Dynamos Football Club and the Zimbabwe national team Warriors as a striker. He is one of the few players to have crossed the "great divide", having gone to play for rivals CAPS United Football Club in the first half of 2015.

Background

Roderick Mutuma was born on 5 April 1988 in Mvuma and started primary education at Njerere Primary School,[1] after which he started having interest in playing football when he was transferred to Mopani Primary School in Zhombe.

Position

Striker

Club career

Roderick Mutuma started his professional career with Mvuma Stars in 2003 a Division Two club after which he was transferred to Zim Alloys a Division One club based in Gweru.[2] His stay at Zim Alloys would be brief as he moved to Mimosa Football Club, a mining company owned club. He later moved to Bulawayo based Quelaton FC in the Division One which he helped stay in the championship.[2] In 2010, he returned to Gweru, joining another Division One club BVM, in the middle of the 2010 season Mutuma moved to Sporting Manhenga. At the beginning of the 2011 Mutuma would sign for top flight club Dynamos.[2] In his first season with Dynamos, Mutuma would win the Castle Lager Premiership Golden Boot [3] scoring 14 goals in the process and helping Dynamos win it’s first league title in 4 years. In 2012 Mutuma went on to score 19 goals in all competitions and help Dynamos retain the league title.[4]

In 2013 he trek down to South Africa and play for Bloemfontein Celtic on a “long term deal”.[5] Mutuma made 14 appearances for Celtic most of them coming on as a substitute and scoring 2 goals in the process.[6] In April 2014 Celtic terminated Rodrick Mutuma’s contract by “mutual consent”, seeing Mutuma return to Dynamos. After the expiry of Mutuma's contract with the Glamour boys and inconclusive negotiations with the Dembare executive, Mutuma signed for CAPS United Football Club at the beginning of 2015.[7]

He would have an on and off relationship with Caps, seeing him quit the club when they would go through some financial difficulties.[8] He would return to the club a few weeks later, but eventually leave mid-season to return to Dynamos.[9]

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National Team Caps

The player has represented the national team on several occasions.

Controversy

Roderick Mutuma is a very talented striker but also a very controversial
Mutuma fights with Obey Gada
player. Mutuma was involved in a fight during the Dynamos vs Black Rhinos FC in the Chibuku Super Cup knock out with Obey Gada which saw him being sent off and his team being knocked out. Roderick Mutuma went on to fight with his team captain Murape Murape at the training ground over a disagreement of whether to accept a bonus proposal which was tabled by Dynamos, the players were suspended and later pardoned by the club.[10]

Other passions

Roderick Mutuma also has a passion of arts and music, he is involved in helping build an arts and culture organisation called Tione Chipo Chako Arts He is assisting the organisation in mobilisation of resources. He is also a board member of the organisation along with other musicians like Tererai Mugwadi [11]

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References

  1. Rodrick Mutuma, The pride of Zhombe, The Standard, Published: 4 Dec 2011, Retrieved; 22 Sept
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sidwell Guduka, Mutuma now plays for Celtic, Media24, Published: 6 Feb 2013, Retrieved: 13 Jul 2013
  3. Petros Kausiyo & Eddie Chikamhi, Mutuma for Dembare, The Herald, Published: 10 April 2014, Retrieved: 26 Sept 2014
  4. Collin Matiza, Mutuma raring to go, The Herald, Published: 18 Feb 2013, Retrieved: 26 Sept 2014
  5. Celtic conclude Mutuma deal, Soccer Laduma, Published:31 Jan 2013, Retrieved: 26 Sept 2014
  6. Rodrick Mutuma, Wikipedia, Retrieved: 26 Sept 2014
  7. Rodrick Mutuma joins Caps United, Soccer24, Published: 13 Feb 2015, Retrieved: 13 Jul 2015
  8. Caps United continues to burn with players set to quit, Soccer24, Published: 13 May 2015, Retrieved: 13 Jul 2013
  9. Caps United clear Mutuma to join Dynamo, Soccer24, Published: 10 Jul 2015, Retrieved: 13 Jul 2015
  10. Mutuma and Murape suspended, Soccer24, Published 21 Aug 2014, Retrieved: 26 Sept 2014
  11. Nigel Pfunde, Rodrick Mutuma: From football juggler to arts promoter, The ZimbabweMail, Published: 31 July 2014, Retrieved: 26 Sept 2014