Mutuma lives boyhood dream

HARARE - Roderick Mutuma says he is living his boyhood dream after signing for CAPS United from their bitter rivals Dynamos on Monday.

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

The former Manhingi FC striker became the first major signing for the Green Machine, who are on a re-building exercise after losing several senior players during the current transfer window period.

The 26-year-old was in protracted contract extension negotiations with DeMbare bosses, who made it clear they were operating on a tight budget and would not be forced to go out of their way to tie down players.

Mutuma’s arrival at the Green Machine has now injected even more interest into the anticipated compelling title races in recent memory ahead of the 2015 season.

“I am looking forward to playing for the team I have supported since I was a kid and still support,” Mutuma told the Daily News on Monday.

“People have their opinions but I think I can be a good judge of myself and still feel I can play.

“I have always wanted to play for CAPS United and I wanted to do that while I am still in good condition. It’s a team close to my heart and it’s a boyhood dream.”

Asked if there was a weight on his shoulders after joining his “boyhood club”, the former Bloemfontein Celtic forward said: “It’s an honour and a great opportunity so I hope to grow as a player and I am here as a man.

“I hope to stay as long as possible. I am happy to be here but I would rather play than talk about it.”

Although it was clear that the Dynamos hierarchy were no longer interested in keeping the forward, Mutuma does not harbour any ill feelings against his former club.

“I have to say thanks to all the Dynamos fans because they have been very nice to me and they always supported me in the good and in the bad moments. And I also want to thank my former teammates too.”

New Makepekepe coach Mark Harrison said he would be able to deal with the striker who has a reputation of being a hot head at times.

“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,” said the Briton at Mutuma’s unveiling.

CAPS United could also announce more signings this week as they seek to assemble a competitive side for the upcoming season.

Comments (2)

Dembare yakatora masahwa ndokupa Kepekepe munyepfu.Go Prince Go...

alge wekwaChinyerere - 19 February 2015

we will never loose sleep becoz he is gone.This was long overdue on my part.You can not spend 90minutes uchingoti haaaa nekusumudza maoko munhu achiposha gedhe

shutto - 19 February 2015

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