Archford Gutu

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Archford Gutu
Personal information
Full name Archford Uche Gutu
Date of birth (1993-08-05) 5 August 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Harare, Zimbabwe
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team

IFK Varnamo

‭club number 8
Youth career
Sprouting Academy
2007–2008 CAPS F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Shooting Stars
2009–2010 Ajax Cape Town 0 (0)
2010–2011 Dynamos Harare 13 (3)
2012–2015 Kalmar FF 26 (0)
2014–2015 IFK Värnamo (loan) 37 (1)
2016– CAPS United F.C.
National team
2010– Zimbabwe 17 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 February 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 March 2013

Archford Uche Gutu (born 5 August 1993) is an international Zimbabwean footballer who plays for IFK Varnamo in Sweden as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Gutu joined South Africa's Ajax Cape Town in 2009, but failed to make a single appearance in the Premier Soccer League. On 14 September 2010 He decided to terminate his contract with Ajax and he returned to Zimbabwe to join Dynamos F.C.[1]

Dynamos Harare[edit]

On 25 September, Gutu signed a two-year deal with Dynamos Harare.[2] Archi made his first appearance for Dynamos on 4 November, coming on as a substitute in a 1–0 win against Monomotapa United.[3] On 28 February 2011 he scored two goals in Dynamos's 3–2 victory over CAPS United in the Bob 87 Super Cup Final.[4]

Kalmar FF[edit]

On 20 September 2011 Swedish club Kalmar FF confirmed that they had reached a deal with Dynamos Harare regarding Gutu, as of 1 January 2012 he would go on a 6-month loan to Kalmar, together with Pape Diouf from Dakar UC, Senegal.[5] On 14 March Kalmar FF announced that they had decided to purchase both Gutu and Diouf before Allsvenskan had started, on a 4 year deal[6]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 9 September 2012 Harare  Angola 3–1 Win 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Homesick Gutu back in Zimbabwe". Kickoff.com. Archived from the original on 21 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Dynamos Bring in Fresh Talent". Thezimbabwean.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  3. ^ "De Mbare Rumble On: Dynamos 1 – 0 Monomotapa". Fcdynamos.com. Retrieved 2010-11-04. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Dynamos win Bob 87 Super Cup". Bulawayo24.com. Retrieved 2011-02-28. 
  5. ^ "Afrikansk landslagsduo till Kalmar FF" (in Swedish). kalmarff.se. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  6. ^ "Archford och Papa stannar" (in Swedish). kalmarff.se. 14 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 

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