The Prince is back!

HARARE - Rodrick Mutuma was considered excess baggage by South African Absa Premiership side Bloemfontein Celtic after only playing there for one and a half seasons.

The self-proclaimed ‘Prince’, however, returned to the one place where he knew he would be loved and his reign would be restored.

After his unsuccessful stay with Phunye Sele Sele, where he only started eight matches in 15 monts, Mutuma returned to Dynamos.

His return to the Glamour Boys was, however, not all that smooth as he had to wait for another two months before he could wear the famous blue and white jersey again.

There was a protracted war between Dynamos and the Premier Soccer League, who refused to register Mutuma insisting that the Harare giants had to wait until the mid-season transfer window opened at the start of July.

DeMbare argued that the league should register the striker outside the transfer window since he was a free agent after Celtic had terminated his contract.

Even the involvement of the Zimbabwe Football Association failed to force the league’s hand as they remained adamant that Mutuma could only play after the transfer window had opened.

DeMbare’s desperation to register the forward was clear as the Glamour Boys were struggling for goals upfront.

Calisto Pasuwa’s main striker Washington Pakamisa, Patrick Khumula, Anesu Gondo and Simba Sithole have a combined total of four goals this season.

“Our team has been playing well this season especially from the back and in midfield but what has been eluding us were the goals,” Webster Chikengezha, the Dynamos secretary-general told the Daily News last week.

“Hopefully we will be able to register Mutuma and Mbimba this week so that they will be available for selection for the Rhinos match.

Mutuma did not disappoint. The lanky forward turned on the style and exhibited his genius leading DeMbare to a morale boost win against Black Rhinos ahead of the Harare derby this weekend.

The forward was the star of the show for the Glamour Boys after he scored the opening goal enroute to DeMbare’s 2-1 win over the army side.

With a bit of lucky and precision, Mutuma could have scored more goals but in the end most Dynamos faithful were satisfied with his contribution considering that he had a long lay off.

Mutuma, who previously developed a knack of scoring in the Harare derby will be a huge boost as Dynamos face CAPS United at the weekend.

Dynamos assistant coach Tichaona Diya feels the return of Mutuma will end the team’s scoring problems.

“It’s a good return for Rodrick and I think he will continue with this scoring form. His return will give us more options in attack,” said Diya after the win over Rhinos.

Post a comment

Readers are kindly requested to refrain from using abusive, vulgar, racist, tribalistic, sexist, discriminatory and hurtful language when posting their comments on the Daily News website.
Those who transgress this civilised etiquette will be barred from contributing to our online discussions.
- Editor

Your email address will not be shared.