23 May 13

This weeks man of the moment is Ivo Philip Mapunda

Date of Birth: November 14, 1979
Previous Club Bandari
Position: Goalkeeper
Years Active 2011 – Present

 

Ivo Philip Mapunda is an experienced goalkeeper who has played in three countries and has played for the Tanzanian national team. Mapunda is famous for his penalty saving exploits and the white towel that he keeps in his goal area. His post match celebrations are equally memorable. Despite his heavy set physique, he does tumbles and somersaults with the agility of an Olympic gymnast.

His greatest achievement came in 2012 when he saved two penalties against Sofapaka in the 2012 FKF cup final to enable Gor Mahia to lifyt the cup and thus qualify for the 2013 CAF Confederations cup. He repeated the same heroics when he foiled Tusker in the 2013 Supercup.

Aside from his penalty saving exploits, Mapunda is rock solid between the sticks. He is very dependable with high balls thanks to his leaping ability.

Mapunda is highly experienced, having played for Yanga, African Lyon , St George (Ethiopia) and Bandari before joining Gor Mahia.

In the 2013 CECAFA cup, Mapunda was called up to the Tanzania mainland national team. After a stellar display, he was lured by Simba SC of Dar es Salaam.


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7 Comments.

  • Keep up the good work brother. Thanks you.

  • Dan says:

    I liked the way he was focussed on Gor winning the return game. That is the kind of energy which if everyone puts in we will easily win this TPL league trophy.

  • George Ochoro says:

    Keep it up keeper, i wish u the best in ua career. Stay in K’ogalo and make it ua home.

  • Jakababa says:

    Keep the spirit high u played very well on wednesday.

  • michael odhiambo ogolo says:

    Mapunda has great future with k’ogalo.K’ogalo being a giant in the region shows that he is among the best keepers in the region. Its a well known fact that Jerry is a goalkeeper & thats why he denies Mapunda playing time not bcos he below par but bcos Jerry is equaly good and he is no. 1 & Also that he is captain. But all our goalkeepers r good. Zachary onyango is also a good keeper who is just missing in action due to pecking order. I hope Jerry finds a club abroad to give way 4r Mapunda & Zachary .

  • Ochigah says:

    Well done Ivo you are always ma hero whennever you feature fo K’Ogalo big up bro

  • chris omollo says:

    I was impressed with your work ethic on the day we played Tusker where we drew.Keep up the good work.Pongezi ndugu Mapunda!