| Matthew Tyrell Rusike|
Halmstads BK (Forward)
Philip Rusike, Sue Rusike
| Harare, Zimbabwe|
| (1990-06-28) 28 June 1990 (age 25)|
St. George's College, Harare
Matthew Rusike (born June 28, 1990) is a Zimbabwean footballer who plays as a midfielder and striker for Halmstads BK in Sweden.
Matthew Rusike Wikipedia
Rusike was born to a Zimbabwean retail franchise owner and a South African hairdresser. He started playing soccer for the BN Academy and then Charlton Athletic at the age of 16. He attended St. George's College, Harare. He also played rugby as a winger or full back.
He left Charlton Athletic in 2009 after having some work permit issues and came back to Zimbabwe where he won the league in his first year. He also had discipline problems and he contemplated quitting football and going to university but he was contacted by Jomo Sono to join Jomo Cosmos.
He was released by University of Pretoria and joined Cosmos in the National First Division and helped them gain promotion to the Premier Soccer League. Clubs like Bolton Wanderers, Ajax Cape Town, Kaizer Chiefs and even clubs from Belgium and France expressed their interest. He also won the 2011–2012 Ezenkosi Player of the Year getting 33.26% of the votes from fans.
He joined Chiefs in 2012. He scored on debut against Bloemfontein Celtic in the Macufe Cup final in a 4-3 loss. He scored his first league goal for Chiefs on 17 December 2012 against AmaZulu in a 2–0 win. He also scored his first CAF Champions League goal over Liga Muculmana on 1 March 2014 in a 4-0 win. He also scored in the CAF Confederations Cup against ASEC Mimosas in the 86th minute in a 2-1 win. On 22 April 2015, he scored scored two goals against Polokwane City which gave Kaizer Chiefs a 4–1 victory which crowned Chiefs as champions of the Premier Soccer League. He played his last match for Chiefs on 9 May 2015 against Chippa United in a 2–0 win.
He also holds South African citizenship and is therefore registered as a local.
On 24 July 2015, Rusike signed a one and half year deal