Gutu reinvents himself at Buffaloes

MUTARE - For someone who only played two full games at Triangle FC last season Moses ‘Callito’ Gutu is playing like he has a point to prove this season.

And he has.

The full back has already won the hearts and minds of the Buffaloes faithful fans with his solid defending and his marauding runs down the left flank causing all manner of problems for the opposition.

On Sunday, the former Triangle man had an outstanding performance against Chapungu and it was a true testimony that the defender is rising from the ashes like a phoenix with gusto.

Gutu, who is comfortable on the ball, has been used to some devastating effect by Luke Masomere since he arrived at the army side at the start of the season.

The spike-haired defender started his career as a attacking midfielder and his transition to left back has been such a good success.

Gutu’s pin-point passes and dangerous crosses from the left have made him a valuable asset for Watungwa Watungwa and this made him a marvel to watch against Chapungu.

The air force side conceded a number of free kicks in dangerous areas allowing Gutu the chance to showcase his ability in dead ball situations.

Gutu was, however, let down by the Buffaloes’ forwards who failed to get to the end of his vicious deliveries from set pieces.

In the end, Buffaloes were able to sneak in a 2-0 win courtesy of goals from Jacob Muzokomba and Tafadzwa Mombeshora.

That win brought to end a six-match losing streak for the Mutare-based soldiers.

However, it was Gutu’s outstanding performance that left a mark on this match. The defender is now enjoying his game at Buffaloes after a frustrating stay in Chiredzi.

“I left Triangle because l wanted game time. Last year, l was either on the bench or in the terraces for the entire season,” Gutu told the Daily News.

He had joined Triangle when they were still in Division One in 2011 from Chipinge-based side Gaza Gunners.

Before joining Gunners, in 2009 Gutu spent the 2009 season with Chiredzi United in Division One.

Born on July 29 in 1986, Gutu got his first taste of premiership football when he was at Mutare-based side Eastern Lions in 2008.