Wilfred Mugeyi

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Wilfred "Silver Fox" Mugeyi
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BornWilfred Mugeyi
ResidenceEast London, South Africa
NationalityZimbabwean
OccupationFootball Coach
Notable workOpening A Football Academy In South Africa
Home townHarare
RelativesWilliam MugeyiBrother

Wilfred "Silver Fox" Mugeyi is a former football legend who enjoyed a long career both as a player and as a coach. William played football in Zimbabwe, South Africa, China and Israel during his time as a footballer. he retired and became a coach and later on opened a football academy to groom young talent.

Background

Wilfred was born and raised in Harare. He has a twin brother William Mugeyi who was also a prominent footballer in his own right.

Football Career

Before joining South Africa's Umtata Bush Bucks, Wilfred played for Black Aces Football Club in Zimbabwe and together with his brother helped the team win the 1992 league title.

Wilfred moved to South Africa in 1993. where he joined Umtata Bush Bucks together with his brother William. In 1995 he was loaned to Israeli's Maccabi Haifa. He also played for Shenyang Haishi a Chinese football club in the year 2000. From 2003 to 2006 Wilfred played for Ajax Capetown and later on moved to Free State Stars till 2007.

So good was Wilfred as a player he won 3 awards for the 1996/97 season while he was playing for Bush Bucks.

Coaching Career

Wilfred hanged his boots in 2007 and began his coaching career. He coached these 3 teams

  • Ajax cape Town
  • Amazulu
  • Chippa United.

Accorlades

During his time as a footballer, Wilfred won the following awards

  • PSL Player of The Year
  • Player's Player of the Year
  • Top Goalscorer

Opening A Football Academy

in February 2019 Wilfred and his brother William opened a football academy in East London South Africa. Named the Mugeyi Sports Academy, located at Kidds Beach and Willow Park in East London, the academy opened its doors for young, aspiring South African male and female footballers.[1]

Trivia

During the AfCON game on 25 January 2004, Wilfred missed an obvious goal opportunity that could have made Zimbabwe draw with Eygpt. Fans were so angry they attacked his parents' home. [2]

References

  1. Mugeyis open academy in SA, The Herald, Published 3 February 2019, Retrieved 23 August 2019, https://www.herald.co.zw/mugeyis-open-academy-in-sa/
  2. Angry Zimbabwe fans attack player's home, Panapress, Published 1 February 2004, Retrieved 23 August 2019, https://www.panapress.com/Angry-Zimbabwe-fans-attack-player-s-home--13-500076-18-lang2-index.html