Zim body builder shines in SA

Edward Mutero, 27, a South African-based Zimbabwean, recently came second and scooped a R4,500 cash price at the Ross Classic under-75kg lightweight bodybuilding competition in Pretoria.

Edward Mutero
Edward Mutero

“I am no stranger to the winner’s podium. I have many other awards including the Northern Cape Provincial silverware and the Velkom Classic award. The Zimbabwe Heavyweight Championship is my next destination,” he said. Mutero, who is sponsored by his brother Cloudios, warned Zimbabwe heavyweights Vincent Kandiyero, Isaac Sugar Sugar Chimuchenga and Victor Hungwe of a stiff challenge come 2015.

To build his body to expectations, Mutero said he trained hard and did weightlifting every morning at 5am and again 6 pm. He eats a lot of protein to boost hismuscles. For breakfast he takes 360g boiled oats, 10 egg whites, chicken breast and a teaspoon of peanut butter. His lunch is usually brown bread without salt, boiled fish and green vegetable salad. Besides providing the weight lifter with accommodation and the required food, Cloudios, a truck driver, also foots his transport, competition and training expenses.

Before he relocated to South Africa, Mutero had a taste of the local sport when he contested the 2008 Gweru Zimbabwe Muscle and Fitness Contest.

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