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|Years active||2012 to present|
|Employer||Maritzburg United Football Club|
|Known for||Goal scoring|
|Spouse(s)||Petra Mukangairwa Rusike|
Evans Rusike is a talented Zimbabwean footballer who plays for the South African club, Maritzburg United Football Club in the Super Diski as a striker. Rusike plays for the national team, Warriors in the same position, having had memorable moments with the national side scoring in a CHAN qualifier.
Evans started his career with Black Rhinos Football Club juniors. Eventually he moved on to join Dynamics Academy before joining Kiglon Football Club. In 2010 he joined Zimbabwe Saints Football Club in the top flight league but his career was short lived as Saints were relegated from the top flight. He was then cleared to join Hwange Football Club for a fee of $18 000 and got a chance to play in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League again. After impressing locally in the premiership in 2014, there were strong indications that big teams players like Dembare were interested in signing the player but the move failed to materilise. In the following season the player got off to flying start putting up impressive performances for both country and club which saw him being signed by Maritzburg United of South Africa for an undisclosed sum. There were widespread rumours in the media that Hwange FC was demanding as much as R2 million for the services of the player but the speculations remained unconfirmed.
Teams Played For (Competitions competed in)
- Hwange Football Club
- Maritzburg United Football Club
National Team Caps
Evans has played for the national under 23 side on a number of occasions. Some of his career highlights include a spectacular goal he scored against the Comoros Islands in CHAN qualifier. In total, Rusike has played for the national four times.
- Macmillian Chigora Evans RUSIKE, Archives, Published: 2014, Retrieved: July 27, 2015
- Evans Rusike, Player Profile, Published: No date given, Retrieved: July 24, 2015
- Langton Nyakwenda Evans Rusike not for sale, The Sunday Mail, Published: December 7, 2014, Retrieved: July 24, 2015
- Hwange demand R2m for Rusike, Daily News, Published: July 15, 2015, Retrieved: July 24, 2015