Tafadzwa Kutinyu

Kutinyu on a roll in Tanzania

Fungai Muderere
TAFADZWA Kutinyua��s recent achievement that saw him make it into the Vodacom Tanzanian Premiership best eleven footballers list for the 2017/ 2018 season makes him feel on top of the world.

While playing for Bantu Rovers and Chicken Inn, the Siginda United midfield enforcer failed to grace the local Soccer Stars Calendar.

But the Warriors holding midfielder is big in Dar es Salaam alongside Ugandan internationals Emmanuel Okwi and Shafik Batambuze who were also named in the Best XI of the Vodacom Premier League.

a�?Ia��m happy to represent my country. Thank God I managed to be in best XI Vodacom Premier League Tanzania. Ita��s a real honour to me,a�? said the soft spoken midfield workhorse.

Chicken Inn chairman Lifa Ncube, ex-Gamecocks treasurer Mlungisi Moyo and Sweden-based Warriors forward Tinotenda Kadewere congratulated Kutinyu on his feat.

a�?We say congratulations to Kutinyu and he has to keep it up,a�? said Ncube.

Kadewere posted:A� a�?haha well done my brother, God blessa�? on Kutinyua��s Facebook timeline:

In the teama��s line-up Kutinyu features as a left link and his teammate at Siginda, Batambuze, takes the left back slot while Okwi who plies his trade with Simba partners teammate John Rafael Bocco in attack of the team.

Okwi also won the leaguea��s golden boot with 20 goals, six better than Bocco.

The leaguea��s team of the year was unveiled at an awards ceremony held at Mlimani City, Tanzania last Saturday.

Other Zimbabwean players based in Tanzania that include former Highlanders utility player Bruce Kangwa and ex-FC Platinum duo of Thabani Kamusoko and Donald Ngoma missed out.

The former Chicken Inn midfieldera��s performance for his Tanzanian club also caught the eye of national team coach Sunday Chidzambwa who included him in the squad that won the 2018 Cosafa Cup in South Africa.

VPL Best Eleven
1. Aishi Manula

2. Hassan Kessy

3. Shafiq Batambuze

4. Erasto Nyoni

5. Kelvin Yondan

6. Papy Tshishimbi

7. Shiza Kichuya

8. Tafadzwa Kutinyu

9. John Bocco

10. Emmanuel Okwi

11. Marcel Kaheza