ZimbabweHuchi Sport Clemence Matawu Biography | Age, Education, Club Career, International Career, Awards, Stint as Warriors Manager

Clemence Matawu Biography | Age, Education, Club Career, International Career, Awards, Stint as Warriors Manager

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This is the biography of Clemence Matawu a retired Zimbabwean professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He currently works as an administrator at Chicken Inn Football Club in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League.

Early Life

Clemence Matawu was born on November 29, 1982, in Bindura, Zimbabwe.

Education

Matawu’s educational journey led him through Shamva Primary, Chipindura High, Hermann Gmeiner, and Churchill Boys High. He holds a Sports Science Degree from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST).

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Club Career

Beginning his professional career with Motor Action in Harare, Matawu ventured abroad in early 2009, joining Polish club Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała on loan. Following a successful stint, he moved to Ekstraklasa club Polonia Bytom in the summer of 2010 before returning to Motor Action after a year.

In 2013, Matawu found his home at Chicken Inn Football Club, where he showcased his talent until his retirement in 2020, coinciding with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

International Career

Matawu represented the Zimbabwe national team with distinction, amassing 29 appearances and netting a solitary goal.

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Achievements

  • Named 2006 Soccer Star of the Year in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League.
  • Consistently featured on the Soccer Stars list, achieving this honor six times.
  • Celebrated victory in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League with Chicken Inn in 2015.
  • Recognized as a finalist for the prestigious 2017 Castle Lager Soccer Star of the Year award.

Transition to Management

In September 2023, Matawu stepped into a new role as the interim Zimbabwe Warriors team manager, appointed by the ZIFA Normalisation Committee, succeeding Wellington Mpandare. This interim position was slated to conclude on June 30, 2023.

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