Clemence Matawu
Clemence Matawu, Zimbabwe soccer, Zimbabwean footballer
BornClemence Matawu
(1982-11-29) November 29, 1982 (age 39)
EducationChurchill High School
  • Footballer
Years active2001 to 2020
Home townShamva
ChildrenMartinah and Jayden
RelativesLouis Matawu

Clemence Matawu is a Zimbabwean footballer who was born on 29 November 1982 and was a Chicken Inn Football Club player at the time of his retirement in 2020. He is a former player for Motor Action Football Club as a midfielder.


He was born on the 29th of November in 1982 in Bindura and grew up in Shamva. Matawu did his education at Shamva Primary, Chipindura High, Hermann Gmeiner and Churchill Boys High. He enrolled with the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) where he did Sports Science so that he could make a meaningful contribution to Zimbabwean sport.


Matawu started playing for Motor Action Football Club in 2001 after being spotted by Eric Rosen the owner of the now defunct club who paid his fees whilst he was studying at Churchill High School. He went on to be the most loyal player for the club. He later went on to Poland after attracting the attention of Polish clubs. He didn't last long and retraced his way back to the country and joined Chicken Inn Football Club.[1] He has been appearing on the Soccer Stars list for a record six times.[2]

Retirement from playing football

The 2006 Soccer Star of the year retired from football in 2020 at the age of 38. A mercurial midfielder, Matawu began his career at Motor Action in 2001, had a stint in Poland (2009 - 2011). Rejoined Motor Action until 2016 before moving to Chicken Inn until his retirement.

Teams Played For



  1. Mehluli Sibanda, [1], The Sunday News, Published: December 20, 2015, Retrieved: December 12, 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tawanda Tafirenyika, [2], News Day, Published: November 29, 2017, Retrieved: December 12, 2019