Mutuma faces Nigerian test


Dynamos striker Rodreck Mutuma faces the challenge of Nigerias Plateau United top scorer George Akpabio during trials at top South African side, Ajax Cape Town.

Mutuma arrived in Cape Town on Tuesday and will get a game on Monday to impress and might even take part in a four-team tournament early next month if Maartin Stekelenburg needs more time to assess him.

The striker scooped the Golden Boot Award in his debut season for league and cup winners Dynamos after hitting the nets 14 times while the Nigerian scored 17 goals, two behind Ibrahim Ajani (19) and Jude Aneke (20) to complete his debut season in Nigerias top flight as third highest scorer.

He was at Norwegian clubs, Viking Stavanger and Lillestrom before the close of the European transfer window last August, but returned to his parent club after the test at both clubs. reported that Akpabio shunned offers from top Nigerian clubs during the December transfer window to fulfil his dream of playing abroad.

South African giants Kaizer Chiefs have already swooped Black Mambas star Brian Abbas Amidu, handing him a three-year contract when Ajax hesitated to offer him a deal after a trial period.

Meanwhile, Bidvest Wits have welcomed Zimbabwe midfielder Trevor Mutero for trials.

Mutero, who once issued a come-and-get-me plea to Kaizer Chiefs, arrived in South Africa this week for an assessment by the Clever Boys.

Wits coach Roger de Sa could not immediately be reached for comment, but sources say former Zimbabwe central defender Alexander Maseko is behind the move.

The 18-year-old left Zimbabwe to settle in England in 2004 after the death of his father and was until recently on the books of English Championship side Reading.