Gareth Tanyanyiwa Madhake
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Gareth in Yellow Top
BornGareth Tanyanyiwa Madhake
(1997-11-28)November 28, 1997
Edith Clinic Mbare
EducationMarlborough High School
  • Footballer
Years active2015 to Current
EmployerNgezi Platinum F.C.
Home townHarare

Gareth Tanyanyiwa Madhake is a Zimbabwean footballer. In 2023, he was playing for Ngezi Platinum F.C. as a defender after joining them from Black Rhinos Football Club in January 2023. He played for Black Rhinos from 2021-2022 seasons after joining from Harare City Football Club.

Personal Details

Born: 28 November 1997 at Edith Clinic in Mbare, Harare.

School / Education

No information was found on his Junior or High School, or any tertiary education.


He started his football career playing for Black Rhinos Juniors from 2009 up to 2013. While growing up in the ghetto he was exposed to playing with plastic balls and watching World Cups. He became interested in playing football and as a right back because his role model was Dani Alves, the Brazilian who was playing for Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona then.

Madhake then joined Maningi Academy in 2014.

From 2015 to 2017 he joined Harare City Cubs where he saw his stock rise and found himself being promoted into the first team in 2018 and was part of the Harare City Football Club team until end of 2020 and has earned himself several caps for the senior team. [1] He joined Black Rhinos Football Club for the 2021 football season.

Madhake completed his switch from Black Rhinos to Ngezi Platinum F.C. on 20 January 2023 on a two-year contract as announced by the club on their official twitter page.[2] Madhake was one of the most stand-out defenders in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League during the 2022 season and he narrowly missed a place on the Soccer Stars of the Year calendar though he was rewarded with a Players' Player of the Year accolade at his former club Black Rhinos. The centre-back introduced his entry in professional football as a right back at Harare City before converting into a centre-back at Black Rhinos under Herbert 'Jompano' Maruwa.[3]



  • Players' Player of the Year (2022 at Black Rhinos Football Club)
  • Chibuku Super Cup Runners Up (2018 with Harare City Football Club)
  • Best defender (Damler Cup) (2010 playing for Black Rhinos Football Club juniors)
  • National Junior league winner (2012 with Black Rhinos Football Club)
  • U20 NASH Tournament winner in 2014
  • Northern Region Division 2 league title winner (2016 with Harare City Cubs)
  • Player of the year at High School

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  1. [1], The Chronicle, Published: June 1, 2018, Retrieved: October 12, 2019
  2. [2], Twitter, Published: January 20, 2023, Retrieved: January 23, 2023
  3. Tadious Manyepo, [3], The Herald, Published: January 10, 2023, Retrieved: January 23, 2023