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Gutu on target in Sweden


DYNAMOS midfielder Archford “Uche” Gutu, who left the country two weeks ago for a trial stint in Sweden, scored a brace when Kalmar FF Under-21 played against Mjallby AIF Under-21, NewsDay Sport has learnt.

Gutu was on target twice to give his side a 2-1 win over their opponents on Tuesday.

The Dynamos playmaker was excited with brace and posted on the social networking site Facebook : “God is great.”

Gutu described the first goal that he scored which he said was provided by fellow countryman Brian Abbas Amidu who accompanied him to Sweden for the trials.

“Yes, Brian played in the match, he is the one who provided the pinpoint cross that I headed home for the first goal,” wrote Uche.

Gutu and Amidu sneaked out of the country two weeks ago for a two-week trial stint with the Swedish Premiership side.

The Young Warriors duo are set to train with Kalmar who are currently in fifth position on that country’s 16-team top-flight league log standings and are still in the hunt for a Uefa Champions League ticket.

Only one team, the champions in the Swedish league, is guaranteed a place in Europe’s most coveted club competition.

Gutu, who has been hopping from one country to the other trying to make that elusive breakthrough, said this should be his last chance to break into the European league.

Gutu was called for trials in Bulgaria last month where he spent two weeks with that country’s top-flight league champions PFC Litex Lovech before trying his luck at former South African Premiership champions SuperSport, but did not make it.

Lovech won the Bulgaria-A PFG league title and were looking forward to beef up their squad ahead of the Champions League.

The Bulgarian champions, who played in the Uefa Champions League this season and lost in the qualifying rounds after a 1-4 defeat at the hands of Debereceni of Hungary, have been tracking Gutu since their scouts spotted him during an Ajax Cape Town training camp in Holland last year.

The scouts were at the 2011 Chan finals in Sudan where Gutu scored his first goal for the Warriors in the 1-0 win over Niger.

Amidu made his second trip outside Zimbabwe in the space of a month for trials after trying his luck at South African Premiership side Moroka Swallows.

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