MUTUMA HAILS TRIO
3 January 2018
STRIKER Rodreck Mutuma has revealed that only three strikers have helped bring the best out of him in his career.
The Yadah star says Cuthbert Malajila, Takesure Chinyama and Prince Dube are players that he understood well during his time at Dynamos and Highlanders.
Mutuma, who is at his best playing a supporting role to the target man, is however not ruling out creating chemistry with another striker at Yadah to inspire the club to glory.
“Malajila, Chinyama and Prince, I can say I understood them well. Those three vangavakanyanya,” Mutuma told H-Metro yesterday.
Dynamos was at their best with Malajila and later Chinyama as the main striker. It was a period Mutuma also became a house-hold name, playing without pressure, as DeMbare won league titles from 2011 to 2014.
And Mutuma’s recent stint with Highlanders promised much at first with Mutuma and Prince Dube leading the attack.
All the three strikers that Mutuma hailed eventually left for the ABSA Premiership while he also had a brief stint at Bloemfontein Celtic.
Although Mutuma had his share of criticism at Highlanders in the first half of last season, his partnership with Prince seemed crucial, ensuring Bosso were part of the top four during the first half.
“Signing for Highlanders was a big moment for me. The fans were good to me and they supported me all the way.
“But I had to move on. It was very difficult for me to leave Bosso but I had to make a decision and now I’m looking forward to a better season with Yadah,” Mutuma said.
Asked if there is a better striker than him in the Premiership now, Mutuma said: “Pari tricky ipapo. Ngatisayanei nayo iyoyo. All I can say is that there was a lot of young strikers that did well in the past season.”
Mutuma admits that playing for Yadah is a different challenge as he was used to fans that are demanding at Dynamos and Highlanders.
“Yes, there was a lot of pressure at those clubs. But pressure is part of the game and it makes you improve fast.
“And I think the DeMbare fans were more demanding. There is no room for mistakes. Anenge atori maone chaiwo,” he said.
Now Mutuma is focusing on making history with Yadah.
“It was disappointing we finished the season without collecting any silverware. I think we can do better in the coming season.
“We will however need about three or four new good players to win the title. I have no particular names but I believe we just need players that are very capable,” he said.