Tafadzwa Rusike

Tafadzwa Paul Rusike is a professional footballer who plays for Dynamos Football Club[1] and the Zimbabwe National Team as a midfielder. He was born on 7 May 1989 at Alaska Mine Hospital in Chinhoyi in a family of 5. Tafadzwa attended primary education at Alaska Primary school and Alaska Secondary School schools that are under Alaska mining company,

Professional career

Tafadzwa Rusike started his football career at Alaska Lions a team that was in the Division 2 of the Zimbabwean Northern Region when he was doing his secondary education at Alaska Secondary School. In 2008 he was then signed for the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League club CAPS United Football Club in January 2008 where he became an integral part of CAPS United. He then signed for Ajax Cape Town in 2010 [2] when CAPS United sold a lot of players to the ABSA Premiership he made his first appearance in August 2010 in a 2-0 win against Bloemfontein Celtic. Rusike spent 3 years in the ABSA premiership with Ajax his 2012-13 season was affected by a lot of injuries, with Ajax struggling in that season. In October 2012 Rusike also went for trials at Oud-Hesterlee Leuven in Belgium which the transfer failed to materialise with his alleged role in the Asiagate match-fixing scandal. Rusike was offloaded by Ajax Cape Town in June 2013 [3] after being deemed as 'excess' after Ajax struggled in the ABSA Premiership, then joined Dynamos on a 1 year contract on 3 January 2014.[4] Rusike has now became a important figure in the Dynamos team & has helped them win the TM Challenge Cup.[5]

Asiagate Scandal Involvement

Tafadzwa Rusike was part of the infamous Asiagate scandal participants, he was later summoned to pay a finje of US$2000 together with other players who were involved in the match fixing scandal such as Gilbert Mapemba, Ocean Mushure, Chris Samakweri and administrators and other individuals involved in the Asiagate match-fixing scandal.[6]


  1. Eddie Chikamhi, Rusike signs one year deal, The Herald, Published: 4 January 2014, Retrieved: 7 Oct 2014
  2. Petros Kausiyo, Tafadzwa Rusike starts club hunting, The Herald, Published: 14 June 2013, Retrieved: 7 October 2014
  3. Petros Kausiyo, Tafadzwa Rusike starts club hunting, The Herald, Published: 14 June 2013, Retrieved: 7 Oct 2014
  4. Eddie Chikamhi, Rusike signs 1 year deal, The Herald, Published 4 jan 2014, Retrieved: 7 Oct 2014
  5. TM Challenge Cup report: Dynamos 4-1 Highlanders., Soccer24.co.zw, Published: 6 Sept 2014, Retrieved: 24 Sept 2014
  6. Brian Nkiwane, ZIFA cashes in on Asigate, The Standard, Published: 6 January 2013, retrieved: 7 October 2014