Mutuma, Tsipa have a lot in common
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