Mutuma in trouble

HARARE - Roderick Mutuma’s Dynamos future appears to be in doubt after club president Kenny Mubaiwa revealed they will heavily sanction the forward for his actions at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.

Mutuma was sent off by referee Ruzive Ruzive for retaliating against Highlanders striker Ralph Matema with a kick after he had been fouled by the Bosso man in the 88th minute of Sunday’s NetOne Easycall Cup clash.

To make matters worse, Mutuma charged at Matema and spat on the Bosso striker as he made his way to the dressing room following the sending off.

His actions even drew a lot of criticism from his coach Tonderai Ndiraya, who also felt the striker has to be disciplined.

Mutuma was only playing in Sunday’s clash after DeMbare had launched a vigorous appeal for him and his strike partner Takesure Chinyama to have their four-match suspensions by the league’s Disciplinary Committee lifted.

Mutuma and Chinyama were banned after they “charged” and verbally abused referee Philani Ncube following their defeat to Harare City in the Chibuku Super Cup final in October.

With ill-discipline and controversy sticking to Mutuma like a tick, the Glamour Boys are now contemplating parting ways with the forward next season.

“I know there’s a lot of pressure, but the dispute has to be noble. There are certain rules that should be respected,” Mubaiwa told the Daily News.

“We are going to sit down and talk with him as an executive. We are going to summon him for disciplinary hearing then afterwards we will deliver his punishment. We want him to defend himself first. Maybe he has reasons why he acted that way.

“We are definitely going to discipline him. Considering the effort we put to have him available for that game, what was the purpose then of wasting resources when he behaves in that manner?”

Highlanders’ win ended DeMbare’s dominance over their bitter rivals. Highlanders had last beaten the Glamour Boys in a competitive match nine years ago.

But the outspoken Mubaiwa feels given the events that characterised Sunday’s semi-final, if Dynamos had won, violence would have engulfed Barbourfields.

Mubaiwa questioned how some Highlanders fans were allowed to celebrate their team’s goals by invading the pitch while police watched helplessly.

After the final whistle, there was another pitch invasion by the ecstatic Bosso fans as they celebrated their team’s victory.

“It was actually a blessing in disguise that we lost because what those supporters were doing was a clear sign they would have become violent if the result went otherwise.

“They were allowed to invade the pitch each time they scored, something which warrants heavy punishment. There was even a time Highlanders supporters were fighting the police at half time.”

Comments (7)

Iwe Mubaiwa iwe. Pengera kwawakaroiwa.

Moyo - 8 December 2015

i think Mubaiwa should concentrate on Mutuma's behaviour than saying if they won there was going to be trouble, clean your house first. You lost the plot simple.

SQUARE - 8 December 2015

Mubaiwa should comment on his spoilt bret Mutuma, infact you were repaid by with a slap in the face by your kid after threatening to quit PSL just becoz of this ill disciplined Mutuma. I think you registered 30 players and you made the 2 to look as special ones and bigger than the club, did you win? Just keep yo mouth closed and reserve it for the disciplinary hearing of your child and accept defeat like the your coach simple.

splash - 8 December 2015

we should accept that mutuma at that level decides to behaviour worse more that a commuter taxis rank marshal, I understand he is bigger than dembare, Mr Mubaiwa please admit that mutuma is Mr dembare, what do the countrys juniors learn from you as a club and your god given mutuma. your clubs actions are questionale. just some advise mutuma and mubaiwa must leave dembare and open their own gangsters group.

KHUMBU - 9 December 2015

Mr Mubaiwa please let this player go he is not so special at Dembare ,Madyira hatireri mhakure mu dembare ngaaende anotsvaka team inoda izvozvo , Ku CAPS the same thing , this player is becoming too big for his shoes , Dembare has good history , today we are mourning our legend , Mkwesha he never behaved in that manner , but he was a very good player , George Shaya , Eddie Twinklie toes Katsvere, Stanley Chola Manyati , Memory Mwendamberi Mucherahowa ,Moses Razor Bambo Chunga these were good players , Madyira ngaaende he is useless spent force player no discipline at all , costing the club resources during these hard times. Adolf Mutuma was a well disciplined player if he related to him , he must feel sorry for himself .

Big Shons - 9 December 2015

Mutuma is one of a kind.He will never get anywhere with such kind of behaviour.He should join the kick boxing club

Soccer Fan - 9 December 2015

This is how spoilt brats thank those who protect them.No player is bigger than the game.Kenny is an example of administrators who move from the 'Vietnam ' to the boardroom.They are not schooled in football administration.Mutuma will always fail anywhere else and seek 'refuge' at DeMbare.Very soon he will be touting kuMbare.That is where his character fits perfectly.

matewu ndlovu - 10 December 2015

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