During his playing days he was known as "Silver Fox" for the way he stole un-noticed behind opposition defences.
He enjoyed a long and fruitful spell at South African side Bush Bucks, a club he first joined in 1993, and also a decent international career with Zimbabwe.
Mugeyi took South African football by storm when he scooped three top awards, PSL Player of the Year, Player's Player of the Year and Top Goalscorer of the Season back in 1996/97 when he scored 23 goals for Bucks.
On 2 October 2012, Wilfred Mugeyi briefly took over as interim Manager of Ajax Cape Town, following the dismissal of Maarten Stekelenburg, before himself being relieved by Jan Pruijn and finally Jan Versleijen to conclude the 2012/13 PSL season for Ajax CT.
On 29 January 2013 it was announced that Wilfred Mugeyi would take over as head coach of Chippa United.