Mutuma goes Green

HARARE - CAPS United coach Mark Harrison declared that the Green Machine will be a force to reckon with after adding former Dynamos striker Roderick Mutuma to their 2015 squad yesterday.

Mutuma, who was among several players that are out of contract at the Glamour Boys, became the first major signing for the Green Machine as they rebuild after losing several senior players in the current transfer window.

The former Manhingi FC striker was involved in protracted contract negotiations with the Glamour Boys which came to naught last week.

With Makepekepe having lost their two strikers Kelvin Bulaji and Dominic Chungwa to DeMbare, Mutuma now goes the other direction.

Mutuma joins United on a two-year deal with an option to renew for another year after the expiry of the initial deal.

Harrison, who held his first training session yesterday after receiving his work permit last Wednesday, was pleased with the arrival of the former Bloemfontein Celtic forward at United’s Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Sports Club training ground.

“I know him well (Mutuma) and he is going to be a tremendous signing for us. Probably one of the biggest signings in the PSL this season in Zimbabwe, make no mistake about that,” the Britton told reporters yesterday.

“He is gonna (sic) be a big asset for us and I am looking forward to work with him. I know what he is like; he has got an edge about him. I can deal with players like him. If you get 11 of those you get a championship team.

“He is gonna (sic) be a big asset and we gonna (sic) build around him. We have to bring in more players.”

The 26-year-old striker said he had to look for a move after falling out with the DeMbare hierarchy. 

“I think people at Dynamos were now fed up with me and I had to move on. It was not really about money,” he said.

“I am happy to be joining CAPS United. I won everything with Dynamos and this is a new challenge for me. It’s a game of sport and such things are expected.

“I am already looking forward to doing well for my new team”

Makepekepe chief executive officer Joe Makuvire revealed that his side would make more signings to bolster their 2015 squad.

“Right now we are working on the final pieces of the jigsaw, the basic team infrastructure is in place,” Makuvire said.

“We are now looking for the match winners. We always want to have a super competitive team for the season and we want to kill the whole notion that CAPS is a dead institution.

“We have a lot of ambition for the upcoming season and beyond. This is just the first signing and we will also be unveiling two more marquee signings (a defensive midfielder and an attacking midfielder).”

There was more good news for United when their Malawian trio of midfielder Gerald Phiri, striker Ishmael Thindwa and defender George Nyirenda yesterday finally pitched up for training for the first time this year.

The trio’s arrival puts to an end speculation that they could be on their way out of the club after they delayed their return from their native Malawi when the Green Machine regrouped for pre-season training in January.

Comments (2)

Mutuma is a mere average striker. There is nothing to write home about. He scores goals here and there, but that is not what is expected from a good striker. Wish him well at the green machine. Please be disciplined and build yourself into a good sportsman.

Brian Chikwati - 17 February 2015

Mutuma cannot be considered as a tremendous signing actually Caps might be out for a rude awakening his work rate has deteriorated, we wish him well though

Shadreck - 17 February 2015

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