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former Warriors skipper, Stanford “Stix” Mutizwa and his sad case of greatness denied

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former Warriors skipper, Stanford “Stix” Mutizwa and his sad case of greatness denied. When Stix starred for the army side in 1988, at the World Military Games in Italy, it was his individual finesse and flair that attracted representatives of Belgian side Eendracht Aalst. After watching the Zimbabwean midfield magician destroy their own Belgian representative side at the tournament, scoring the only goal of the match, they pursued him.

There is no doubt former Warriors skipper, Stanford “Stix” Mutizwa, is one of the finest attacking midfielders produced in this country. There is also no doubt the ex-CAPS United and Black Rhinos play-maker is one of the best dribbling wizards seen on a football pitch locally.

It didn’t matter to them that Black Rhinos had offered him a contract on his return home. Dynamos legend, Moses “Bambo” Chunga, went on to join the Belgian side and was an immediate hit there.

Although Stix put pen to paper for the Belgians, mystery still surrounds his non-appearance for the club and he was left dejected after missing a lifetime opportunity. This would certainly have boosted his profile, fame and fortune. The nickname “Stix” was fashioned by his schoolmates at Mbare’s Chirodzo Primary School when he was still in Grade One.

It was borne out of the way the ball seemed to “stick” to his feet once he had possession, and he would dribble past the entire opposition, including the goalkeeper, before slotting home.

Infact, during the street clashes after school, Stix’s side would be made up of the conventional 11 players but the opposition would field 12. After watching the Zimbabwean midfield magician destroy their own Belgian representative side at the tournament, scoring the only goal of the match, they pursued him.

It didn’t matter to them that Black Rhinos had offered him a contract on his return home.  Dynamos legend, Moses “Bambo” Chunga, went on to join the Belgian side and was an immediate hit there.

Although Stix put pen to paper for the Belgians, mystery still surrounds his non-appearance for the club and he was left dejected after missing a lifetime opportunity.

This would certainly have boosted his profile, fame and fortune. The nickname “Stix” was fashioned by his schoolmates at Mbare’s Chirodzo Primary School when he was still in Grade One.

It was borne out of the way the ball seemed to “stick” to his feet once he had possession, and he would dribble past the entire opposition, including the goalkeeper, before slotting home. Infact, during the street clashes after school, Stix’s side would be made up of the conventional 11 players but the opposition would field 12.

Source – Nehanda Radio

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