Zimbabwe Profiles People Donald ‘Kante’ Mudadi Biography | Early Life, Age, Club Career, Awards

Donald ‘Kante’ Mudadi Biography | Early Life, Age, Club Career, Awards

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Donald Mudadi Biography | Early Life, Age, Club Career, Awards

This is the biography of Donald Mudadi, a Zimbabwean professional footballer who mainly plays as a central midfielder for Dynamos Football Club in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League.

Early Life

Mudadi was born in Kadoma and grew up in Glen Norah, where he developed a passion for street football. During his time in primary school, around Grade Five, he joined the now-defunct Specimen Academy. Mudadi would often skip school to participate in training sessions at the academy, despite opposition from his father, who disapproved of his football pursuits.

Mudadi’s talent flourished under the guidance of Prince Kadewere at FC Touch Academy where he received his first pair of football boots.

Initially, his father tried to dissuade him from pursuing a football career but changed his mind after witnessing Mudadi score the winning goal for the team while playing in Division Two.

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Donald Mudadi was born on 2 March 1996.

Club Career

In 2016, Mudadi joined Commando Bullets, a Division One side, on loan from FC Touch Academy. He had a successful season-long spell before being loaned out again, this time to Black Rhinos when they were promoted to the topflight league. Mudadi received a cash sum of US$1,000 for his general upkeep, which he gladly gave to his mother.

After his time at Black Rhinos, Mudadi signed with Triangle United Football Club. He represented the club in the CAF Confederation Cup in 2019. However, his stint at Triangle United did not yield satisfactory results, and he subsequently transferred to Harare City Football Club. Unfortunately, Harare City faced relegation to the ZIFA Northern Region Division One at the end of the 2022 season.

Donald Mudadi was later signed by Dynamos Football Club on a two-year contract at the behest of his former coach Herbert “Jompano” Maruwa whom he worked with at Black Rhinos Football Club. Mudadi was part of the Dynamos squad that won the Chibuku Super Cup final against Ngezi Platinum 2-0 on December 3, 2023.

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In 2023, Donald Mudadi was the first runner-up for the Castle Lager Soccer Star of the Year award, narrowly losing to Ngezi Platinum captain Qadr Amini. Mudadi fell short by a mere three votes, as his club’s representative coach Genesis Mangombe and captain Frank Makarati abstained from the voting process, resulting in a loss of 10 votes. Amini secured 126 votes, while Mudadi obtained 123 votes, and the second runner-up, Obriel Chirinda, trailed behind with 79 votes.

Additionally, Mudadi received recognition as the Best Male Player of the Year 2023 from the Footballers Union of Zimbabwe (FUZ).


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  2. How Mudadi lost Soccer Star crown
  3. FUZ Awards 2023: Mudadi and Mafuruse Take Top Honors

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