Jeff Tutuana

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Jeff Tutuana
Personal information
Full name Gemi Tutuana
Date of birth (1982-03-20) March 20, 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Zaire
Playing position Attacking Midfielder (Right), Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 AS Vita Club - (-)
2003–2005 Hapoel Haifa 32 (10)
2005–2006 Beitar Jerusalem 18 (4)
2006 F.C. Ashdod 0 (0)
2006 Maccabi Netanya 11 (0)
2006–2008 Paralimni 32 (4)
2009 Ayia Napa FC
2009–2010 Olympiakos Nicosia 25 (6)
2010–2012 AEK Kouklia
National team
2002–2004 Congo DR 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2007
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 2007

Gemi "Jeff" Tutuana (born 20 March 1982) is a Congolese footballer who plays for AE Κοúklia in Cyprus.

Tutuana start playing soccer in a club called Japatra in the Congo. He played there from 1997–1999, then moved to a bigger football club called AS Vita Club, where he played from 2000-2002.

After that, he tried his luck in Belgium with one of his friends from Vita Club called Nsumbu Mazuwa, but the two did not pass the tests of the Belgian football clubs and had to use an offer that they had from Israel and were signed by Hapoel Haifa in 2003. They played together in Haifa from 2003 to 2005; during those years they won the Second Division and helped the team to reach the Israeli Premier League. However, after one season the team was relegated to the Second Division after finishing in last place.

Later he moved to Beitar Jerusalem FC who wanted him since the last season was over. He scored 4 goals in 19 games, suffered from a serious back injury and was released after one season and replaced by Spanish striker David Aganzo.

After his released he went to France to see his newborn daughter (his first child) and after he got his strength back he decided to train with the AS Saint-Étienne team. He then returned to Israel and was signed by F.C. Ashdod but almost was signed by AS Cannes, whose coach Luis Fernandez was the former coach of Beitar who had released Tutuana but wanted to see him plays for AS Cannes. He also played in Israel for Maccabi Netanya.

Tutuana then moved to Cyprus in 2006 and played for Enosis Neon Paralimni in the Cypriot First Division for two seasons. In 2009, he moved to Ayia Napa FC in the Cypriot Second Division and later to Olympiakos Nicosia

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