Witness Munkuli

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Witness Munkuli
BornWitness Munkuli
(1975-04-27) April 27, 1975 (age 44)
Binga
Occupation
  • Footballer
EmployerCAPS United Football Club
Home townBinga


Witness Munkuli is a Zimbabwean footballer who was born on 27 April 1975. He is a former player for CAPS United Football Club as a goalkeeper.

Background

Witness Munkuli was born on 27 April 1975.[1] He started his career in Bulawayo playing for Zimbabwe Saints juniors in 1988 and later joined Hwange. In 1994 he was loaned to Zesa Hwange in Division 1 by his parent club Hwange FC and rejoined them in 1996 and went on to play for them until 2002 when would leave to join CAPS United. Had a horrific injury in 2005 which almost ended his career but he soldiered on and recovered and joined Dynamos in 2006. Batonga people found in the northern part of Zimbabwe refer to a crocodile as munkuli. The animal pretends to be asleep when in actual fact the beast will be waiting to pounce on its prey and this is how Witness Munkuli looks when you meet him in the street he doesn't show that he was such a good goalkeeper even during his playing days but those who witnessed how good he was then would tell a story about why he fits the crocodile similarity.[2]

Career

Munkuli played for Hwange Football Club since 1996 up to 2002 before he packed his bags for the capital city to join CAPS United in 2003. He had his best season at CAPS United in 2004 when he lost a single match the whole season. He had to suffer a horrific injury when he broke his left leg whilst playing in the CAF Champions league match in 2005 against Lesotho Defence Forces. In 2006 he joined Dynamos Football Club but only lasted for a season after he could not cement his place in the team. In 2007 Witness Munkuli signed for Motor Action where he played for 2 seasons before joining a Division One outfit Simba Stars in 2009 and later on joined ZINWA in Division 2 before hanging his gloves in 2011. During his spell with CAPS United he won the Buddie Challenge Cup, the Unity Cup and also the league title in 2004.

Coaching career

Witness Munkuli was the Harare City goalkeepers' coach since 2012 when he helped them into the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League in 2013 where they finished as the league runners up. He also coached Binga Pirates in the ZIFA Southern Region Division 1 Soccer league.[3] He is currently the CAPS United Football Club goalkeepers' coach.

Accolades

  • Buddie Challenge Cup Winner (2005 with CAPS United Football Club)
  • Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League winner x1 (2004 with CAPS United Football Club)
  • 6 times Foodworld Goalkeeper of the month (2004 with CAPS United Football Club)
  • Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League runners up (2013 with Harare City Football Club)

Teams Played For

  • Hwange Football Club
  • CAPS United Football Club
  • Dynamos Football Club
  • Motor Action Football Club
  • Simba Stars Football Club


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References

  1. [1], Bulawayo24, Published: February 27, 2012, Retrieved: October 11, 2019
  2. [2], The Standard, Published: December 16, 2012, Retrieved: October 11, 2019
  3. [3], BMetro, Published: July 05, 2019, Retrieved: October 11, 2019