Zuze’s Body Leaves For Bindura

The body of the late Dynamos Assistant coach Biggie Zuze has left Harare for Bindura where it will lie in state at the Zuze home tonight.

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Burial is scheduled for tomorrow (Monday).

In the picture above, football fans drawn from several clubs carry the body of Biggie Zuze from his Stoneridge house for the final journey to Bindura.

The funeral hearse left Stoneridge just after lunchtime and passed through Rufaro Stadium where Biggie has fond memories both as player and coach.

Scores of football fans were on hand to bid farewell to an illustrious servant of the game.

Zuze died in Harare last Thursday following pulmonary complications.

Zuze started his career at lower division sides in Mashonaland Central before making the big leap to Harare giants Dynamos in 1983.

At Dynamos he played alongside household names like Clayton Munemo, Elvis Chiweshe, Francis Shonhayi, Peter Fanwell, Lucky Dube, Leon Ntawantawa, Kenneth Jere, Moses, Taurai Mangwiro, Memory Mucherahowa and David Mandigora.

His brother Garikai was to join the Glamour Boys 2 years later in 1985.

As a coach Biggie had an eye for junior talent and was instrumental in setting up the famed Dynamos’ Kidznet project where he groomed stars like Desmond Maringwa, Murape Murape, Cephas Chimedza, Norman Maroto and Samson Choruwa, to mention a few.

He had coaching stints at Sporting Lions, Monomotapa, Triangle, in between having brief stints at his beloved Dynamos.

Despite the lockdown restrictions, a huge crowd is expected to converge in Bindura tomorrow to lay to rest a fine gentleman of the game.

He is survived by his wife and two sons.

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