He went, he saw and he came back to his beloved Bosso!
That sums up Peter Muduhwa’s East Africa experience having agreed a six-month loan deal with Tanzanian top tier side Simba SC but unfortunately did not play a single minute during his stay in Dar es Salaam after administrative issues between agents, George Deda and Gibson Mahachi.
Muduhwa’s ill-fated move also saw him miss the birth and first few weeks of his first-born son’s life only to find himself in the middle of a turf war between the two super agents of local football.
But Simba SC’s loss is now Highlanders’ gain and this week his coach at Bosso, Mandla ‘Lulu’ Mpofu welcomed his skipper back to the fold as the side prepares for this Sunday’s mega Independence Cup clash against Dynamos at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.
Though happy to have the Zimbabwe international back and in the reckoning for a run against Dynamos, Mpofu was dismayed that his star defender failed to get game time in Tanzania, but encouraged the lad to stay strong and focus on the next part of his football journey.
“These things happen and he must not be discouraged, but rather be encouraged by the experience, especially the fact that Simba SC had in fact recognised him as a class player and fought to sign him.
“He must not despair, but must keep working hard and look forward to getting more opportunities in the future,” Mpofu said.
“He is still one of the best defenders in the country and as a coach I am happy to have him back, especially going into an important cup match against Dynamos. Having him back is a big boost although I would have had him return under happier circumstances,” added Mpofu.
Mpofu said he and his technical team would work towards helping Muduhwa get over the disappointment of his Tanzania experience and believes the strapping centreback will have more opportunities for a big move soon.
“Peter is a very good defender and any team or coach would be lucky to have him in his side. I strongly believe that this bad experience will pass and he will get another chance to move to a bigger club in Africa or even in Europe,” Mpofu said.
Muduhwa joined the rest of his Bosso teammates for training on Tuesday.