(Last Updated on April 7, 2022 by zimdaily)
HARARE – The maverick 34-year-old Rodrick Mutuma former Warriors, Dynamos, Highlanders and CAPS United striker, announced his retirement from the game. He confirmed the developments to H-Metro. Mutuma was not attached to any team. He is one of the few players who played for the local football’s Big Three. The list includes Munyaradzi Diya, Stephen Alimenda, Stewart Murisa and Valentine Ndaba.
Mutuma suffered a career-threatening injury at his last club, Saint-Eloi Lupopo, of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The gangly forward reiterated that his retirement was inspired by lack of interest from the local football clubs. “In life, you have to make decisions and this was one of the toughest,” said Mutuma.
“I took my time and consulted some of my friends before throwing in the towel.
“None of them was happy, but I tried to explain my decision. “I need to start a new life and brace myself for new challenges. “Yes, football was my life but I have to be honest with myself, and I have to be true to myself.” He insisted no local team tried to acquire his services.
“That’s the main reason why I made my decision, maybe, these clubs are of the opinion that I no longer have anything to offer.
“I have seen the light and the dark side of football. It’s now time to explore other avenues, in life you never know.
“I’m very grateful to everyone who contributed to ensure that I become the person that I am today.
“I did some things, which I regret up to now, but that’s life and nobody is perfect, “I want to apologise to everyone whom I wronged.”
Mutuma rose to prominence at Dynamos, especially under Callisto Pasuwa, and became a key member of that all-conquering Glamour Boys.
He netted 19 times for the Glamour Boys, in all competitions, in 2012.
The following season, the nomadic striker secured a move to South Africa’s Bloemfontein Celtics.
He later returned to Dynamos, after an unsuccessful spell in South Africa.
However, he did not stay long at the Glamour Boys as he moved to CAPS United, Highlanders, Yadah Stars and Chegutu Pirates.
He then made his way to the Democratic Republic of Congo. HMetro