Kudakwashe Mahachi

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Kudakwashe Mahachi
Kudakwashe Mahachi, Orlando Pirates, Zimbabwean Soccer
BornKudakwashe Mahachi
(1993-09-29) September 29, 1993 (age 25)
Occupation
  • Soccer Player
Spouse(s)Maritha Ndlovu
ChildrenDineo Mahachi, Daughter

Kudakwashe Mahachi is a Zimbabwean professional footballer, who plays for Mamelodi Sundowns and the Zimbabwe National Soccer Team as a Midfielder.

Background

Mahachi was born in Entumbane in Bulawayo born on 29 September 1993 and later moved to Mzilikazi where he attended high school. He is married to Martha Ndlovu and the couple has a child named Dineo Mahachi.

Career

Mahachi started his football career at Highlanders Football Club junior set-up,

Mahachi at Monaco

after a successful junior team spell with Highlanders, Mahachi moved to join Bantu Rovers Football Club. At the beginning of the 2013 season Mahachi was sold to Chicken Inn Football Club where he was a key figure in the Bulawayo based premier league club. His season at Chicken Inn earned him a transfer to South African giants Sundowns. After signing for Sundowns he was then loaned back to Highlanders [1] in the 2014 season staying for the first half of the season. The talented midfielder was called for trials in France with the French mega rich Monaco, were he spent 2 weeks on trials with the club. He made an appearance in a friendly match for Monaco against FC St Veit, a match in which he scored a goal.[2] His transfer to Monaco would not materialise and he returned back to Sundowns.[3]

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National Team Caps

Mahachi first earned a national cap when he was called by the national team coach Ian Gorowa against Zambia in the African Nations Championship qualifier.[4] He has been a key figure in the warriors team. He helped the warriors finish fourth at the African Nations Championship.[5] Soon after joining Sundowns, Mahachi was described as “Zimbabwe’s next best export” [6] During the CAF Africa Nations Championship Mahachi danced with the ball through the Mali defenders to score a beautiful goal that won the Supersport Moment of the Day.[7]

Controversy/Scandal

Controversy 1

It was once alleged that Mahachi's wife was impregnated by a cross-border trader. Upon realising what had happened, he went on to assault his wife.[8] Mahachi's wife is said to have cohabited with Lloyd Sibanda while their daughter was sick at the time. Mahachi however denied having assaulted her and the charges which had been pressed.[8]

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References

  1. Sakheleni Nxumalo Kuda Mahachi joins Highlanders, Daily News, Published: 14 February 2014, Retrieved: 26 September 2014
  2. Mahachi score for Monaco, Soccer24, Published: 13 July 2014, Retrieved: 26 Sept 2014
  3. [ https://www.newsday.co.zw/2014/08/15/mahachis-monaco-deal-flops/ Mahachi Monaco deal flops], NewsDay, Published: 15 August 2014, Retrieved: 26 September 2014
  4. Lesly Moyo, Mahachi, Kangwa joins warriors squad. Radio Dialogue, Published: 19 Aug 2014, Retrieved: 26 Sept 2014
  5. Henry Mhara, Zimbabwe Warriors leaves Chan tournament, ‘NewsDay’, Published: 6 Jan 2014, Retrieved: 26 Sept 2014
  6. Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Mahachi back at Sundowns, waits on AS Monaco, Chronicle, Published: 22 July 2014, Retrieved: 26 Sept 2014
  7. Chan Moment of the Day, Bloemfontein Celtic FC, Published: 25 Jan 2014, Retrieved: 26 Sept 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 Fungai Muderere Umalayitsha outpaces Mahachi – Impregnates soccer star’s wife, Nehanda Radio, Published: June 13, 2015, Retrieved: June 25, 2015 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "nehanda" defined multiple times with different content