Mu­tuma, Tsipa have a lot in com­mon

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

EDI­TOR — The way­ward Ro­drick Mu­tuma is slowly re­mem­ber­ing how to score hav­ing prob­a­bly fi­nally re­alised that the ‘’Bad Boy’’ tag will not do jus­tice or save his ca­reer.

Four should be the nu­mer­i­cal lucky num­ber for the self-styled prince hav­ing scored his fourth goal of the sea­son against Mutare City Rovers, in the fourth minute and tak­ing his team back to the fourth po­si­tion on the log stand­ings.

Twenty four hours ear­lier Leonard Tsipa, a vet­eran ageless and well-trav­elled lethal Caps United striker, had proved that in foot­ball, age is just a num­ber by also help­ing his club move closer to within land­ing the league by scor­ing against Harare City.

What is par­tic­u­larly in­ter­est­ing though, are the sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween the two, with Mu­tuma in his late twen­ties and Tsipa in his mid- thir­ties.

The two play­ers are also no stranger to on-field con­tro­ver­sies but that has not stopped them from per­form­ing.

Both Mu­tuma and Tsipa are re­garded as he­roes at their re­spec­tive clubs de­spite their short­com­ings and tem­per­a­men­tal na­ture.

Both play­ers have played for ri­vals Dy­namos FC and Caps United FC, a rare ‘’break of loy­alty’’.

Both play­ers have also had the op­por­tu­nity to play out­side the coun­try with Tsipa hav­ing reached as far as Ser­bia while Mu­tuma had a brief un­suc­cess­ful spell in South Africa with Bloem­fontein Celtic .

Of course both Tsipa and Mu­tuma can def­i­nitely reach greater heights and do even bet­ter if the two start be­hav­ing.

Fa­mous play­ers like Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez were way­ward but also very ta­lented but they of course ‘’re­formed’’. The sky of course is the limit for the two. Felix Zonke, Harare

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