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Mutuma’s ‘wayward behaviour’ worries Pasuwa


DYNAMOS striker Roderick Mutuma’s bad behaviour on the field has drawn the condemnation of his head coach Kalisto Pasuwa.


Mutuma returned to Dynamos this season following an unsuccessful stint in the South African league. His return had an immediate impact on the DeMbare front-line which had failed to find the back of the net with some semblance of regularity.

But the former’s temperament is proving to be his Achilles’ heel, with the Dynamos executive recently suspending him following a bust-up with club captain Murape Murape.

Before the incident with his captain, he had traded blows with Black Rhinos’ Obey Gada in a Chibuku Super Cup first round match in which the Harare giants crashed out at the first hurdle at the hands of the army side.

On Saturday in Zvishavane, he repeatedly remonstrated against referee Mlindeli Ndebele in the game the champions held FC Platinum to a goalless draw at Mandava Stadium.

He was also involved in needless tussles with the opponents and at some stage of the game, he threw hands towards the opponents’ bench while shouting in the process.

Referee Ndebele, who had consistently warned the striker, finally booked him for pulling the jersey of former teammate Gift Bello in the second half.
After the Platinum stalemate, Pasuwa raised concern over the manner of his forward.

“I am very worried with that. The throwing of hands towards the referee is not right at all,” Pasuwa said.

“That is why I substituted him — he was also sitting on a yellow card and I did not want to risk it.

“I am still working on him and I will talk to him about the behaviour.”

Pasuwa’s men are now in a comfortable position to retain the title after they managed to pick a point away to FC Platinum.

The vital point earned at Mandava will no doubt boost their confidence levels following their fiercest rivals Highlanders’ 1-0 loss to Harare City.

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