Roderick Mutuma

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Roderick Mutuma
Roderick Mutuma, Rodrick Mutuma
BornRoderick Mutuma
(1988-04-05) April 5, 1988 (age 31)
Mvuma
NationalityZimbabwe
Other namesRodrick Mutuma
EducationNjerere Primary School
Occupation
  • Footballer.
Years active2003 - present
EmployerFC Lupopo (DRC)

Roderick Mutuma “The Prince” is a Zimbabwean national professional footballer who currently plays for FC Lupopo of the Democratic Republic of Congo.[1]. He is a former player for Yadah FC and the Zimbabwe National team Warriors as a striker. He is one of the few players to have crossed the "great divide", Playing for Dynamos and going to play for the Dembare rivals CAPS United Football Club in the first half of 2015. Mutuma has earned himself the title nomadic player as he frequently move from one football club to another.

Background

Roderick Mutuma was born on 5 April 1988 in Mvuma and started primary education at Njerere Primary School,[2] 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.[3] 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.[3] 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.[3] In his first season with Dynamos, Mutuma won the Castle Lager Premiership Golden Boot [4] scoring 14 goals in the process and helping Dynamos win its 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.[5]

In 2013 he trekked down to South Africa and played for Bloemfontein Celtic on a “long term deal”.[6] Mutuma made 14 appearances for Celtic most of them coming on as a substitute and scoring 2 goals in the process.[7] 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.[8]

He quit Caps United when the club went through some financial difficulties in 2015.[9] He returned to the club a few weeks later, but eventually left mid-season to return to Dynamos.[10]

Mutuma then joined Highlanders Football Club were he was signed by Dutch coach Erol Akbay who was a long time admirer of the player. However, in May 2017 Mutuma was again on the move as he quit Highlanders, citing unpaid wages and bonuses. He then joined Yadah Stars for the remainder of the season. In March 2018 Mutuma was reported to have rejoined Caps United Football Club again.

National Team Caps

The player has represented the National team on several occasions.

Controversy

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.[11]

Trivia

Roderick Mutuma has a passion for arts and music, he is involved in helping build an arts and culture organization called Tione Chipo Chako Arts He assists the organization in the mobilization of resources. He is also a board member of the organization along with other musicians like Tererai Mugwadi [12]

Mutuma was part of the Caps United squad that traveled to Bulawayo for a weekend match against Highlanders for a challenge match meant to honor the ascendancy of Kembo Mohadi as Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe.

Awards

  • Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League winner (2011-2013 with Dynamos)
  • Mbada Diamonds Cup winner (2011 and 2012 with Dynamos)
  • Golden Boot award winner (2011 with Dynamos)
  • TM Challenge Cup winner (2012 with Dynamos)
  • Independence Cup winner (2011 with Dynamos)
  • Bob 87 Trophy winner
  • NetOne Charity Shield winner


References

  1. [1], ‘’The Herald’’, Published 21 December 2018, Retrieved: 18 September 2019
  2. Rodrick Mutuma, The pride of Zhombe, The Standard, Published: 4 Dec 2011, Retrieved; 22 Sept
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sidwell Guduka, Mutuma now plays for Celtic, Media24, Published: 6 Feb 2013, Retrieved: 13 Jul 2013
  4. Petros Kausiyo & Eddie Chikamhi, Mutuma for Dembare, The Herald, Published: 10 April 2014, Retrieved: 26 Sept 2014
  5. Collin Matiza, Mutuma raring to go, The Herald, Published: 18 Feb 2013, Retrieved: 26 Sept 2014
  6. Celtic conclude Mutuma deal, Soccer Laduma, Published:31 Jan 2013, Retrieved: 26 Sept 2014
  7. Rodrick Mutuma, Wikipedia, Retrieved: 26 Sept 2014
  8. Rodrick Mutuma joins Caps United, Soccer24, Published: 13 Feb 2015, Retrieved: 13 Jul 2015
  9. Caps United continues to burn with players set to quit, Soccer24, Published: 13 May 2015, Retrieved: 13 Jul 2013
  10. Caps United clear Mutuma to join Dynamo, Soccer24, Published: 10 Jul 2015, Retrieved: 13 Jul 2015
  11. Mutuma and Murape suspended, Soccer24, Published 21 Aug 2014, Retrieved: 26 Sept 2014
  12. Nigel Pfunde, Rodrick Mutuma: From football juggler to arts promoter, The ZimbabweMail, Published: 31 July 2014, Retrieved: 26 Sept 2014