Zimbabwe Profiles Local,People Tatenda Mkuruva Biography | Profile, Age, Career, Transfers, Wife, American Girlfriend

Tatenda Mkuruva Biography | Profile, Age, Career, Transfers, Wife, American Girlfriend

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Tatenda Marshal Mkuruva is a Zimbabwean professional footballer known for his role as a goalkeeper. Mkuruva stands at a height of 1.87 m and holds Zimbabwean citizenship. His preferred foot is his right foot.


Tatenda Marshal Mkuruva was born on January 4, 1996, in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is currently 27 years old.

Club History

Youth Career

Mkuruva began his football career with Budiriro Gunners FC from 2007 to 2008 in Harare, Zimbabwe. He then joined Dynamos Juniors from 2008 to 2012.

Senior Career


In 2013, Mkuruva signed a three-year contract with Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League club Dynamos. During his time with Dynamos, he made 23 league appearances.

Cape Town City

In February 2017, Mkuruva joined South African Premier Soccer League club Cape Town City on a three-year contract.


In January 2018, Mkuruva signed with MTN/FAZ Super Division club Buildcon F.C as a free agent.

Michigan Stars

After playing in Zambia for a year, Mkuruva moved to America and joined Michigan Stars in September 2019. He currently plays as a goalkeeper for the National Independent Soccer Association club.

International Career

Mkuruva has represented Zimbabwe at various levels, including the under-17, under-20, and under-23 teams. He made his senior debut in 2016 and was part of the Zimbabwe national team that competed in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.



  • Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League: 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Mbada Diamonds Cup: 2012-2013
  • Zimbabwean Independence Trophy: 2013

Cape Town City

  • MTN 8: 2017 (Runners-up)



  • Rookie of the Year: 2015
  • Soccer Star of the Year: 2015

Transfer Rumors

Tatenda Mkuruva has been linked with several South African Premier Soccer League clubs, including Jomo Cosmos and Free State Stars. Maritzburg United has shown particular interest in signing the Zimbabwean goalkeeper due to his impressive performances.


Mkuruva has recently been in the news regarding his personal life and affairs. He has reportedly separated from his wife and high school sweetheart Amanda Gonga, who he tied the knot and welcomed a child together. The couple lived together until he left for the United States. He is currently based in the United States of America, where he found new love and has been flaunting his American girlfriend on social media. However, his journey to American football stardom might have brought unforeseen challenges, leading to a separation in their marriage.

Contract Extension

On March 21, 2021, Tatenda Mkuruva signed a contract extension with Michigan Stars, securing his future with the club until November 30, 2023.

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