Former Young Warriors captain and Dynamos attacking midfielder Wisdom Mutasa (pictured below), who is currently club-hunting after he was released by Tanzanian side Singida FC last month, has ruled out chances of joining the Glamour Boys as he seeks to revive his faltering football career.
BY MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE
The 23-year-old playmaker spent the second half of the 2016 season at Dynamos under the tutelage of his father Lloyd Mutasa (pictured right) following a switch from ZPC Kariba, before he left for Tanzanian side Singida United in June last year.
Mutasa Jnr is desperate to revive his career after he failed to live up to the potential he exuded when he captained the Zimbabwe Under-23 team to the 2015 Congo-Brazzaville All-Africa Games.
And the former Aces Youth Soccer Academy prodigy wants to resurrect his career without the pressure of playing under his father.
“For me at the moment, Dynamos would be my last option. Things did not go according to plan in Tanzania and I am here in Zimbabwe looking for a club. Let’s wait and see where I will end up,” he told Standardsport.
Although he remained tightlipped about offers and potential suitors, it is understood he prefers to remain in Harare with CAPS United being a possible destination. Chicken Inn have also been linked with a move for Mutasa.
“So far, I don’t have any offers and I am just waiting. There is a possibility that something will materialise outside the country, which would be good for me. The one thing on my mind is to get back to my best and revive my career,” he said.
But there is a twist to the tale, with news from the grapevine suggesting that it is in actual fact his father Lloyd who has shut the door on his son’s return at Dynamos.
Mutasa is believed to be planning to give his other son Panashe, who matriculated from Aces Youth Soccer Academy last year after turning 18 in November, a chance at Dynamos, everything going according to plan.
“All I know is Wisdom wants to revive his career away from Dynamos, but he wants to remain in Harare or possibly move to Bulawayo as a second option. Him being Wisdom, I think he doesn’t want that pressure of having to play for his father,” the Dynamos coach said.
“He knows what’s best for him, but one thing for sure is he is determined to turn around his career and improve his game. I understand that he has been doing a lot of individual physical fitness work during the off season.”
The last time he was in Dynamos colours, Wisdom was under fire from fans for lack of fitness and looking out of shape.
Mutasa (Snr) revealed that Panashe could get his first minutes in top-flight football this season in Dynamos colours.
“I think Panashe will get some minutes at Dynamos this season as we look to include him among the junior players in the squad, but you know the final decision is not with me. He is a very talented attacking young player with a bright future and could be a very good addition to the club, but we still have to make the final decision on the young players with the technical team. But I think he is ready,” he said.
The Dynamos coach is expecting another difficult league campaign after coming agonisingly close to winning the title last season, losing the race to FC Platinum on the final day.
But DeMbare has had a better off season, making a number of quality signings, bringing in the likes of Raphael Manuvire, Jimmy Tigere, Blessing Moyo and James Marufu while negotiations for William Manondo are at an advanced stage.