Wilfred Mugeyi

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Wilfred Mugeyi
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-07-04) 4 July 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth Salisbury, Rhodesia
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Black Aces 58 (22)
1993–1994 Bush Bucks ? (?)
1994–1995 Maccabi Haifa 12 (2)
1995–2000 Bush Bucks 142 (76)
2000 Shenyang Haishi 0 (0)
2000–2003 Bush Bucks 144 (52)
2003–2006 Ajax Cape Town 45 (13)
2006–2007 Free State Stars 12 (5)
Total 425 (170)
National team
1992–2004 Zimbabwe 10 (1)
Teams managed
2007–2012 Ajax Cape Town (assistant)
2012 Ajax Cape Town
2013 Chippa United
2013–2014 AmaZulu (assistant)
2014–2014 AmaZulu

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Wilfred Mugeyi (born 4 July 1969) is a Zimbabwean former footballer last job was coach at South African Premier Soccer League club AmaZulu FC.

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.[1]

He has also had spells in Israel and China, where he played for Maccabi Haifa and Shenyang Haishi respectively.

His twin brother William Mugeyi was also a professional footballer who played for Bush Bucks and Zimbabwe.[2]

Since 2007 after retiring from professional football as a player, Wilfred Mugeyi became an assistant coach at his former club Ajax Cape Town having served as an assistant to Craig Rosslee, Muhsin Ertuğral, Foppe de Haan and finally Maarten Stekelenburg.

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.[3]

On 29 January 2013 it was announced that Wilfred Mugeyi would take over as head coach of Chippa United.[4]

On 12 December 2014 Wilfred left AmaZulu as manager of the club. [5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Best Foreign Striker - Wilfred Mugeyi (No 2)". Kickoff.com. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "The untold story of Mugeyi twins". The Standard. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ajax CT wins under interim coaches". Ajax.nl. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Wilfred Mugeyi to test his ability as head coach of Chippa United". Goal.com. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  5. ^ http://www.kickoff.com/news/51135/wilfred-mugeyi-leaves-amazulu