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Local Football Set To Bounce Back

ZIFA president Felton Kamambo yesterday said the football mother body were today expected to start formal engagements with the Sports and Recreation Commission to push for the return of the Premier Soccer League next month as a back-up plan ahead of the resumption of international football in November. 

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CAF announced the AFCON qualifiers were scheduled to resume between November 9-17 this year.

And, this means the long awaited back-to-back clash between Zimbabwe and Algeria, is likely to take place under these difficult conditions.

The bulk of Zimbabwe’s players ply their trade in foreign leagues.

The association risk failing to raise a competitive team if the domestic league remains in limbo.

“I am sure you are aware that FIFA have said teams are not obliged to release players for the qualifiers and, so, we have to have a back-up plan for that,’’ said Kamambo.

“In case we fail to get most of our players, then the local-based players will have to step in.

“But, the problem is that they haven’t been playing football. It was not possible to start the domestic league this year because of the lockdown restrictions.

“Football was also classified among the high risk sports.

“Our wish is for the domestic teams to start training, by end of September, in anticipation of the new season.

“In fact, the date we have in mind is 14 September, so that the league begins mid-October but, again, it all depends on the advice from the stakeholders.’’

The 2020 Castle Lager Premiership failed to start in March because of the lockdown measures.

Premier Soccer League chief executive, Kenny Ndebele said clubs were desperate to start training.

Ndebele acknowledged the introduction of the curfew had pegged them back, in terms of plans they had, for a September start to the season.

But the PSL chief urged the game’s leaders come out of their shells and put in place protocols to be tabled before Government for football’s safe return.

“We were hoping that the pandemic would be under control by August but, when the Government tightened the lockdown by introducing the curfew, we also had to slow down our push for a restart.

“We have been trying to understand and assess the situation on the ground.

“But, to be honest, the whole domestic football family went on sleep mode and there was no action,’’ Ndebele said.

ZIFA have set up a medical committee to help them draw up a strategy for the safe return of the game.

The authorities are being guided by the Government and health experts in their plans.

They are also taking notes from CAF’s 27-page document titled ‘CAF Guidelines to Resume Football in Africa.’

The document emphasizes on the health of the major stakeholders who include players, officials, fans, and other partners.

“There have been some engagements going on with the Sports Communication but we are looking to begin the official communication tomorrow (today),’’ said Kamambo.

‘’We are hoping that the medical committee would be through with their document to be presented to SRC.

“We were also hoping to conduct random tests on players, for a start, and use that as a gauge to see the impact the disease might have had on the players and officials.

“We are still going to be conducting the tests, while engagements with the SRC and Government continue.

“Resources have been set aside for that from the FIFA Covid-19 relief funds.

“We had to take this decision to push for the return of football after consultations with our various affiliates.

“Indications from the regions, when we did the consultations, were that we start next year but PSL indicated they wanted to start right away.

“And, like I indicated, we need to start preparing for the AFCON.

“We hope that the coach (Zdravko Logarusic) would have returned from his home in Croatia by the time the league starts.’’

ZIFA are also hoping to make use of the FIFA international friendly dates to prepare for the Warriors’ AFCON assignments. FIFA have set the week of October 7-15 as the official dates for international matches.

Ndiraya Wants Murwira Permanently

DYNAMOS coach Tonderai Ndiraya is keen to secure Godknows Murwira on a permanent deal.

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The utility player is on a one-and-a-half year loan from champions FC Platinum.

Interestingly, his two-year contract with the Zvishavane club expires in December.

The champions haven’t made any attempt to tie him down.

And Ndiraya believes Murwira will be key to his long-term Dynamos project.

“Murwira has always been in my plans,’’ the coach said.

“His loan with us runs out this December but, as a coach, I would like to have him beyond that period.

“He is one man who can give us a lot, in terms of experience. He is a good player and I definitely want him to stay.

“We have our own vision as Dynamos and, from a coaching point of view, Murwira fits well into that vision.”

Murwira joined FC Platinum last season after an impressive term in Ngezi Platinum Stars’ colours.

He was then loaned out to Dynamos. However, he was injured towards the end of the season with the injury being aggravated during pre-season.

He has fully recovered, following surgery.

The PSL, with the help of the Footballers Union of Zimbabwe, have been encouraging players, whose contracts have expired or are about to expire, to reach a mutually beneficial agreement, with clubs, for the good of the game.

FIFA have since underscored the need for a win-win scenario, in such cases, since the coronavirus epidemic disrupted the game.

FUZ are currently handling several cases in which players want to move out of clubs since some of the teams haven’t been paying them since March.

The 2020 domestic season remain suspended and there are no indications when it’s likely to begin.

Dynamos Marshall And Former Player Dies

DYNAMOS gate marshal, Todd Gwamure, has died. He was 60.

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Gwamure, who was the brother to the late former Chapungu United defensive midfielder Beaven Gwamure, died at Sally Mugabe Hospital on Thursday. He had initially complained of a headache.

He played for the Dynamos juniors’ team in the late 70s but sadly a freak accident derailed his promotion to the senior team.

Todd was also a founder member of the Mbare social football club, Zhunde.

The club had a galaxy of fine players such as the late Jim Brown, Raphael “Tsano” Beira, Big George Nyamulani (late), former Dynamos midfielder Reuben Musambudzi, Leonard “Waga-Waga” Sande (late) and David Madure.

Todd’s football career was cut short in an accident, which led to the amputation of his left hand.

Gwamure’s brother, David Samukange, described the death as a huge blow to the family and the football community.

“He was complaining of a headache, we have lost a pillar of strength as he was someone we looked up to.

“He tried a career in football, in the late ‘70s when he turned out for the Dynamos juniors and, by the time he was about to be promoted to the senior team, he had a freak accident which led to the amputation of his hand.’’

Veteran football commentator, Charles “CNN” Mabika, said Gwamure was a promising player during his youth.

“He was actually a left winger who had graduated from the Dynamos juniors and was ready to move to the senior team until a horrific accident cost him part of his left arm,” said Mabika.

Mourners are gathered at Number 58, Vito Street, in Mbare.

DeMbare Bemoan Low Supporters’ T-Shirt Sales

The Dynamos Supporters’ T-Shirts which hit the market a few months ago have received poor response from the fans.

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The royal blue branded T-shirts (pictured) were launched in February during the signing of the four-year sales agreement between Dynamos and their sponsor through the Remmington Gold brand.

Before that, Dynamos had begun exploring ways to enhance brand visibility, through merchandise sales, particularly the club’s replica jerseys and branded T-shirts.

DeMbare’s official home-and-away jerseys will be on sale when the season gets underway but merchandise like the royal blue supporters’ shirts are already on sale at US$10 each.

However the supporters’ shirts have been hit by poor uptake.

Club Executive Chairman Isaiah Mupfurutsa said the supporters, who make up the market, have been struggling under the effects of the coronavirus lockdown.

“The uptake has been very low and I think it’s because of a number of factors emanating from the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular, the financial constraints on the part of the supporters,” said Mupfurutsa.

“I think we all appreciate the world is going through unusual times.

“Many Zimbabweans are informally employed and, because of the coronavirus restrictions, some may have found it difficult to spare an extra dollar for the merchandise.

“Secondly, the league hasn’t started yet and the fact that people are not going to the stadium, for football matches, it tends to affect the appetite for replicas.

“When games are being played, and the team is winning, the fans would want to buy and try to identify with their team.

“It’s a chance for the team to boost income but we are not realising the revenue from the merchandise, as per the projections we had made, because everything is on standstill because of the coronavirus.”

But some supporters have raised concern over the quality of the T-shirts which they claim does not justify the US$10 price tag, while some said they would rather wait for the actual replica jerseys.

Mupfurutsa is confident the replicas plus the playing kits will arrive soon.

“We are sure they will be ready by the time the season starts. We have also made provisions for the playing kits, in case the authorities give the greenlight to start playing football, and the consignment is delayed.’’

The Harare giants have said the products will all be sold to the club’s fans and the general public.

The merchandise will be distributed through designated distribution agents, comprising sports shops, restaurants and food courts, service stations, licensed vendors, departmental/chain stores, wholesalers and club offices.

Mupfurutsa said the club have put in place measures to fight piracy and the sale of cheap, counterfeit merchandise by bogus dealers who have been making money at the expense of the club.

“We were in the final stages of registering of patents. But that, as well, was affected by the lockdown.

“That process was on its final stages and once we are done with that we will have a legal basis to fight piracy and the distribution and sale of counterfeits.

“We will be protected by the law and anyone found on the wrong side will be penalised by the law,” said Mupfurutsa.

Kadewere Still Hurt By Dembare Snub

ZIMBABWE international striker, Tino Kadewere says being rejected by Dynamos Football Club in 2014 was a huge personal blow for him because playing for the Glamour Boys was a lifelong dream.

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The lanky forward was offered to DeMbare by football manager Gibson Mahachi but the then Glamour Boys technical team felt the Prince Edward schoolboy wasn’t good enough after a trial stint.

Kadewere,18 then, was accompanied to the Dembare trials by his Prince Edward school teammate, Thomas Chideu, who also wanted to impress through trials.

A break into the biggest Zimbabwean club, Dynamos, remains a fantasy for many young footballers in Zimbabwe.

The Olympique Lyon forward has now spoken about the hurt he felt when his boyhood club rejected him.

“I was very sad because it was my dream team in Zimbabwe but, then, I did not give up,’’ he said.

“I kept on working hard and praying to God for the best.

“My brother Prosper kept telling me to keep a cool head and continue working hard.

Prosper Kadewere also spoke of his sibling’s Dembare rejection.

“After that trial, Tino was rejected. He was devastated. I personally had to drive to Zimphos to collect him and he was quiet the whole journey.

“Those that had qualified were asked to remain for lunch. I had to talk to him and leave him home,” said Prosper who also doubles the player’s local manager.

Tino also spoke about his family and upbringing.

“My (late) father and my brothers inspired me the most.

“Growing up, I used to tell myself that I want to be better than them, people used to tell me my brother Prince was a star so I had to surpass that.

“I am not surprised (by what he has achieved so far), to be honest, because my whole family used to tell me that one day I will be one of the best players to come out of Zimbabwe.’’

DeMbare legend Moses Chunga, who has a good eye for exciting football talent, has already picked Tino as a star for the future.

Unfortunately, during 2014, Chunga had no influence at the Glamour Boys to force them to take Kadewere on board.

 

Dembare Fans Donate To Children’s Home

DYNAMOS Football Club Harare Chapter supporters continued with their social responsibility programmes when they donated foodstuffs to the 17 underprivileged children at Gogo Jabangwe Children’s Home in Harare over the weekend.

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The foodstuffs worth over ZWL18000 brought much relief to the Children’s home in the face of hardships posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

40 supporters and 10 executive members graced the occasion together with the children and staff of the orphanage.
It was a day full of fun especially for the kids who were all dressed in white T-shirts donated by the Chapter.
Chairman Kudakwashe Machekera broke down in tears when narrating how important it was to always remember the orphans.
“What the Harare Chapter has done is awesome. I want to thank everyone for all these donations including a company that has provided us with the mealie meal which is among the goods today.”
One of the Chapter senior members Vitalis Chirunga emphasized the need for continuity in doing good to the needy.
Gogo Jabangwe could not hide her joy as she appreciated the Dynamos Harare Chapter Supporters Association for their kind gesture to the 17 children she is taking care of.
“It is difficult these days to find people who help me in keeping these orphans the way Dynamos Harare Chapter always do. I appeal to the nation at large to help these children.
“It is very ,very hard to run an Orphanage, remember this is a non profitable venture, in everything you have to rely on well-wishers to come on board and assist, worse in times like these where everyone is affected by Covid-19.
“But seeing Dynamos Harare Chapter Supporters Association sacrificing a lot to the needy is a gesture worthy of my praise” said Gogo Jabangwe
One of the kids took time to shower praise after praise to the Dembare family for remembering them in their time of need.
Besides the foodstuffs present, other Chapter members took turns in offering pledges to the Home with one lady Melissa Marumahoko promising to pay school fees for a single child of Gogo Jabangwe’s choice.
Tawanda Borban Mudzengi promised to provide a bucket of fresh fish every month.
On his vote of thanks the VC Darlington Kasema said they is need for determination and love for this programme to continue and he challenged the members and the executive to always unite and focus in doing good to the needy.

Chapter spokesperson, Thomas Dembo, said although his association was mostly concerned with rooting for their team, they were also obliged to play their social responsibility role.

“We are not mere Dynamos supporters, neither do we operate in a vacuum. We live in a community with ethos and values that have to be respected,” said Dembo.

“Look, Dynamos is a big institution, as such we, as an association, are also a big institution. You can academically separate us from Dynamos but practically we are one thing.

“We feel obliged to also play our role as members of the biggest football institution in the country, to help out where there is a need.

“We live in a society where there are a lot of underprivileged children, some of them with disabilities, and we should put our hand to help out.

“Basically, as an association, we are not only concerned with supporting Dynamos. We are also aware of the weight that we should carry on our shoulders.

“In fact, we have been donating to Gogo Jabangwe’s place in the past few years but we have decided to do so regularly in a single calendar year, especially during this period.

“What we have decided to do as Dynamos supporters is move around, especially in Children’s homes, and see who needs our assistance. We will be doing this during this period. It’s not like we have everything but we just want to share the little that we have.”

Dembo said his organisation were always in touch with the Dynamos executive and technical team, whom they also help with information when some of their players misbehave in the suburbs.

There are syndicates who have been organising money games with a Premiership Select Side, of late, moving around playing against different teams.

On Sunday, the PSL Select side clashed with Sunningdale Select in Sunningdale with a US$200 cash prize at stake.

“We are all over Harare and we are in constant touch with our technical team,’’ he said. “We know most players, from different top-flight teams, are engaging in money-games.

“If we see some of our players in such games, we talk with them so that they stop engaging in detrimental activities.”

ZWL17 080 Raised For Zuze

Friends, colleagues and football fans have contributed ZWL17 080 as condolences to the late Dynamos assistant coach Biggie Zuze (pictured) who passed on at High Glen Cimas Clinic on Thursday.

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The crowdfunding initiative was mooted by the Secretary-General of Black Mambas FC Thomas Mangwiro through a social media platform that has former and current footballers, fans and journalists as members.

At the time of writing, a total of 292 people had sent in their individual contributions through Mangwiro’s ecocash number.

The list includes former players who played before, alongside and against Biggie together with later-day players.

Football fans from different clubs also united in contributing to the cause.

In light of the impending suspension of mobile money transactions, Mr Mangwiro told Tru Blu that he has since sent the money to Zuze’s wife successfully.

“I wish to inform the domestic football family, especially the contributors, that the total condolences money has reached ZWL17 080.00. I have had to prematurely sent the money to Zuze’s wife Memory Mutyanda on the backdrop of the announcement by the Government of the suspension of all mobile money transfers.”

“After the total transaction charges (plus tax) totalling ZWL625.26, the actual figure received by Ms Mutyanda is ZWL16 455.00.”

Mangwiro also advised the football family that all contributions on his number have ceased.

“Let us consider contributions through my number closed. All those still willing to contribute can do so directly to Memory Mutyanda on 0772 719 598”

THE CONTRIBUTORS

1. Emmanuel Zemba – $140.00
2. Dennis Sithole – $30.00
3. Emmanuel Gutu – $50.00
4. Thomas Mangwiro – $20.00
5. Chrispen Chidzenga – $50.00
6. Emmanuel Makuni – $20.00
7. Austine Chikwababa – $50.00
8. Isaac Dinnes – $20.00
9. Lawrence Marumisa – $50.00
10. Tichaona Mufundisi – $50.00
11. Joseph Takaringofa – $30.00
12. Daniel Veremu – $30.00
13. Zivanai Chiyangwa – $30.00
14. Prince Matore – $50.00
15. Tendai Samanja – $25.00
16. Vivian Tshuma – $20.00
17. Pasca Chigwedere – $20.00
18. Beaven Chikaka – $25.00
19. Rumbidzai Muyambuki – $50.00
20. Norman Chidzenga – $25.00
21. Clevious Ncube – $40.00
22. Clemence Bonda – $30.00
23. Timothy Mazhindu – $25.00
24. Tafireyi Paddington – $50.00
25. Herbet Maruwa – $50.00
26. Morgen Dube – $80.00
27. Wellington Mabiginye – $50.00
28. Chenjerai Dube – $35.00
29. Tinashe Moyo – $24.00
30. Elvis Shumba – $50.00
31. Tobias Nyamdlambanje – $50.00
32. Garthly Chipuka – $20.00
33. Laban Kandi – $20.00
34. Paul Chimalizeni – $20.00
35. D Fuzane – $50.00
36. Tendayi Phiri – $20.00
37. Kervin Togaraseyi – $30.00
38. Norman Komani – $50.00
39. Trevor Jakachira – $55.00
40. Kervin Mujuru – $50.00
41. Mandla Mpofu – $50.00
42. Erinos Chimbera – $20.00
43. Musariri Mupesani – $50.00
44. Emmanuel Deshe – $20.00
45. Mupositori weKepekepe – $30.00
46. Charles Manjera – $30.00
47. Mehluli Moyo – $60.00
48. Bruce Tshuma – $30.00
49. Gilbert Saika – $210.00
50. Ralph Kaondera – $50.0
51. Kingstone Rinemhota – $30.00
52. Mako Dube – $100.00
53. Tafadzwa Basera – $60.00
54. Tavengwa Hara – $160.00
55. Edward Dube – $30.00
56. Friday Mudado – $20.00
57. Eleck Kambale – $30.00
58. Tafadzwa Mashiri – $30.00
59. Agnes Nyamuda – $25.00
60. Oscca Chove – $20.00
61. Austin Mashanda – $25.00
62. Morris Mukwiti – $20.00
63. Lazarus Meke – $20.00
64. Richard Nyathi – $20.00
65. Bongani Mafu – $20.00
66. Stephen Mudawapi – $20.00
67. Mususa Asibu – $50.00
68. Dorcas Hwenhira – $20.00
69. Munyaradzi Maruta – $50.00
70. Prosper Kadewere – $50.00
71. Nesbert Saruchera – $200.00
72. Fungai Kwashi – $30.00
73. Nation Dube – $30.00
74. Newsome Mtema – $100.00
75. Genesis Mangombe – $100.00
76. Stephen Nhira – $25.00
77. Cosmas Mukoko – $30.00
78. David Kutyauripo – $25.00
79. Joseph Nkomazana – $20.00
80. Misheck Muyambo – $100.00
81. Robsin Musarafu – $25.00
82. Godfrey Mlambo – $40.00
83. Micheal Gumede – $20.00
84. Pias Dure – $25.00
85. Basil Makoni – $20.00
86. Mtokozisi Sihwa – $30.00
87. Shadreck Mlauzi – $20.00
88. Nkosinathi Zhou – $20.00
89. Tendai Madzama – $20.00
90. Evaristo Garwe – $50.00
91. Blessing Watch – $30.00
92. Skilder Makona – $30.00
93. Michael Mavuru – $30.00
94. Shadreck Machapuya – $50.00
95. Dereck Mwale – $40.00
96. Alfred Tavavarirwa – $20.00
97. Lofty Kasinganeti – $30.00
98. Mpunzi Qinisela – $20.00
99. Nhamo Mhoshiwa – $20.00
100. Sikhonzile Dingani – $30.00
101. Edmore Gambo – $20.00
102. Nicky Makuto – $100.00
103. Stanley Nkomo – $30.00
104. Hastings Makunda – $50.00
105. Urayayi Rukuni – $30.00
106. Norman Taruvinga – $30.00
107. Murwira Madombi – $30.00
108. Tawanda Dzudzo – $40.00
109. Fungai Kamwaza – $20.00
110. Nelson Matongorere – $100.00
111. Joe Manyange – $20.00
112. Peter Mugwendere – $20.00
113. Luwis Chirume – $20.00
114. Patrick Mubako – $30.00
115. Obert Kadodo – $15.00
116. Philani Mabhena – $30.00
117. Stanford Mutizwa – $30.00
118. Cloud Moyo – $20.00
119. Cosmas Zindoga – $100.00
120. Borden Madzoka – $20.00
121. Lizwe Sweswe – $50.00
122. Sugar Chagonda – $50.00
123. Livemore Maphuya – $20.00
124. Elliot Chitiyo – $20.00
125. Bekhimpilo Nyoni – $350.00
126. Arthur Tutani – $100.00
127. Tendai Nyathi – $30.00
128. Munashe Kapasura – $50.00
129. Shepherd Nyoni – $50.00
130. Peter Shoko – $30.00
131. Samuel Tauro – $20.00
132. Mark Tupila – $20.00
133. Patrick Mutesva – $1,000.00
134. Dzikamai Mhou – $30.00
135. Esther Mawere – $1,000.00
136. Faricken Madzinga – $40.00
137. Prince Manzini – $30.00
138. Darlington Dodo – $40.00
139. Elvis Chiweshe – $50.00
140. John Remba – $30.00
141. Tinashe Magedi – $20.00
142. Bernard Gwarada – $250.0
143. Nelson Nzombe – $40.00
144. Wilbert Sarireni – $30.00
145. Tendayi Bwanya – $30.00
146. Denford Mutumbi – $20.00
147. Majaira Nyamuzuhwe – $40.00
148. Terrence Madiro – $50.00
149. Warren Mapanga – $25.00
150. Itayi Gwandu – $30.00
151. Stephen Mari – $50.00
152. Cuthbert Chitima – $500.00
153. Stewart Murisa – $20.00
154. Prince Kadewere – $30.00
155. George Mudiwa – $20.00
156. Newton Chitewe – $30.00
157. Stanley Chirambadare – $40.00
158. Donald Wadawu – $60.00
159. Drek Ruwisi – $30.00
160. Jeremiah Makota – $25.00
161. Fitzgerald Maforo – $20.00
162. Machingura Chipuriro – $20.00
163. Charles Mutero – $50.00
164. Robert Mugiya – $50.00
165. Clayton Maticha – $50.00
166. Tembo Chuma – $50.00
167. Nobioth Magwizi – $100.00
168. Wordsan Jimika – $300.00
169. Thadious Mhororo – $200.00
170. Richman Bonongwe – $100.00
171. Tapela Ngwenya – $20.00
172. Oscar Mazhambe – $40.00
173. Edward Mafedi – $30.0
174. Lloyd Mutasa – $100.00
175. Bernard Chinhengo – $50.00
176. Thembinkosi Sibanda – $20.00
177. Ephraim Mazarura – $30.00
178. Gatsi Mukombwe – $20.00
179. Gilbert Munyoro – $50.00
180. John Nyikadzino – $50.00
181. Jealos Madziva – $50.00
182. Issau Mujera – $20.00
183. Kumbirai Mutiwekuziva – $40.00
184. Noah Takawira – $30.00
185. Jack Banda – $20.00
186. Stanslous Nyachowe – $100.00
187. Godfrey Tamirepi – $40.00
188. Gift Lunga Snr – $30.00
189. Temba Mazvimbakupa – $30.00
190. Dickson Musa – $20.00
191. Madinda Ndlovu – $100.00
192. Isaac Nyabvure – $30.00
193. Philani Ncube – $40.00
194. Charles Milo Murira – $20.00
195. Raphael Jimu – $20.00
196. Motion Mbano Matemai – $150.00
197. Max Carlos – $100.00
198. Bunny Mandingaisa – $20.0
199. Fanuel Nyamukapa – $40.00
200. Patridge Muskwe – $50.00
201. Stanley Ncube – $60.00
202. Fina Makanda – $50.00
203. Ikabort Masocha – $50.00
204. Talent Chitsaka – $50.00
205. Percy Ngandu – $20.00
206. Sithethelelwe Sibanda – $30.00
207. Solomon Bawa – $150.00
208. Blessing Litsoe – $100.00
209. Lindiwe Ndhlovu – $30.00
210. Gilbert Sengwe – $50.00
211. Patson Nyanguni – $50.00
212. Peter Masibera – $20.00
213. Brightlike Kekala – $20.00
214. Thanks Tengwe – $30.00
215. Abel Chimusaru – $70.00
216. Solomon Chikomba – $30.00
217. Simbarashe Chikonyora – $20.00
218. Albert Chiwizi – $20.00
219. Matachabo Mwale – $20.00
220. Coster Gonduroni – $25.00
221. Simon Makaza – $250.00
222. Hubert Manyowa – $50.00
223. Lovemore Thabani Dube – $30.00
224. Sibuyile Hadebe – $1,000.00
225. Mugove Munetsi – $100.00
226. Naison Mutambarika – $20.00
227. Musekiwa Zuze – $30.00
228. Wilson Ngwenya – $40.00
229. Erasmus M Na – $50.00
230. Fabion Mahembe – $150.00
231. Silas Muringani – $40.00
232. Kumbulani Msendeki – $20.00
233. Norman Maroto – $50.00
234. Smart Magochenko Mahosi – $50.00
235. Fibion Tute – $20.00
236. Brian Sithole – $30.00
237. Francis Tenga – $50.00
238. Gibson Homela – $30.00
239. Prominance Makaza – $50.00
240. Spencer Banda – $50.00
241. Muchenje Fidelis – $100.00
242. Washington Mandizha – $100.00
243. Alexio Sigion – $50.00
244. Taurai Chikande – $20.00
245. Edwin Kangadzi – $50.00
246. Edwell Kasongo – $20.00
247. Mayfield Daka – $40.00
248. Nelson Ngwenya – $40.00
249. Piraishe Mabhena – $100.00
250. Wilson Mupasiri – $100.00
251. Godfrey Kepekepe – $30.00
252. Lazarus Mehlo – $20.00
253. Murada Beaven – $30.00
254. Otlen Gwati – $100.00
255. Celestino Benza – $50.00
256. Jonathan Maguraushe – $50.00
257. Stewart Rupawa – $20.00
258. Nimrod Taona – $50.00
259. Fredy Garufu – $40.00
260. Elisha Mukusa – $30.00
261. Gift Shangwa – $30.00
262. Raphael Matinyarare – $30.00
263. Lewis Chitovoro – $18.00
264. Determination Maparadze – $25.00
265. Tachiveyi Muvuti – $20.00
266. Salimu Milanzi – $20.00
267. Nyasha Mangwaira – $50.00
268. Robert Zhakata – $100.00
269. Grandy Chunga – $30.00
270. Tinashe Masimba – $25.00
271. Tawanda Nyamandwe – $40.00
272. Shelton Chiuswa – $50.00
273. Samson Mavhenyengwa – $50.00
274. Hillary Mutsvairo – $50.00
275. Lazarus Muhoni – $50.00
276. Egnasio Kapitapita – $25.00
277. Chiwaridzo Booker – $30.00
278. Alois Bunjira – $50.00
279. Ashley Rambanapasi – $30.00
280. Moses Zadzi – $50.00
281. Takesure Chiragwi – $100.00
282. Adomsi Mukwasi – $25.00
283. Emmanuel Murwiti – $15.00
284. Timire Mamvura – $50.00
285. Sheunesu Godomara – $50.00
286. Charles Chitambira – $20.00
287. Patrick Chikwara – $50.00
288. Chandafira Koma – $20.00
289. Vincent Dambamupfe – $25.00
290. Rodwell Dhlakama – $200.00
291. Misi Ngwaluka – $40.00
292. Oscar Rusenga – $100.00

Mourners are gathered at the Zuze home in Stoneridge, off Chitungwiza Rd near DDF.

ZUZE NEGATIVE TO COVID-19

THE late Dynamos Assistant coach Biggie Zuze had tested negative of the deadly Coronavirus a few hours before his death but health authorities are conducting another Covid-19 test before releasing his body for burial.

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Zuze, who complained of breathing problems, passed away at High Glen Clinic yesterday afternoon after a short illness.

He was 55.

Club Spokesperson Tinashe Farawo says the Covid-19 tests were mandatory and necessary.

“It was a sudden death so naturally in this day and age of the coronavirus, tests are necessary. But he tested negative when he was admitted. We are waiting for post mortem results.”

Farawo also spoke on burial arrangements

“Burial is likely to be in Bindura on Sunday. Burial arrangements will be clear after the post mortem,”

Mourners are gathered at Zuze’s residence in Harare’s suburb of Stoneridge pending finalization of burial arrangements.

 

Dynamos Assistant Coach Biggie Zuze Is No More

DYNAMOS Football Club Assistant coach Biggie Zuze has passed on.

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He died at High Glen Cimas Clinic this afternoon after reportedly experiencing breathing problems in the morning.

Zuze played for the Glamour Boys in the 80s in a revered midfield featuring players like Moses Chunga, Kenneth Jere, Clayton Munemo and David Mandigora.

He also played alongside his younger brother Garikayi who joined Dembare in later years.

In his playing days, he was nicknamed Bindura, and later in his coaching time he was called Nzou.

At one time he was acting Dynamos coach after the firing of Lloyd Mutasa in May 2018.

He has had coaching roles at other teams like Monomotapa, Triangle Utd and Ngezi Platinum Stars.

Go Well Glamour Boy

Highlanders Fans Chip In With Help For Dembare9 Victims’ Families

In a touching show of camaraderie Highlanders Football Club supporters chipped in with cash and resources at yesterday’s function to commemorate the fourth annivessary of the road accident that claimed the lives of nine DeMbare fans.

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On the 11th of June 2016, the club lost nine of their fans in a road accident in Battlefields as they travelled to watch their team in a league encounter against Chapungu at Ascot in 2016.

And as Dynamos fans handed over food hampers to families of the deceased and survivors at the club offices at the National Sports Stradium, Highlanders fans in Harare represented by Tawanda Mudzengi were on hand to deliver their cash and resources to the bereaved families.

Dynamos vice-chairman Moses Shumba was naturally elated at the gesture by the Bosso fans.

“To have Highlanders supporters rallying behind this initiative is a great sign that our football is growing.

“We should only be enemies for 90 minutes and beyond that, we embrace each other as brothers and sisters. I salute you Highlanders fans.”

For the first time since the initiative came into place three years ago, survivors of the crash also received food hampers.