Zim Football Legend Misheck Chidzambwa Dies

Sport Zimbabwe

Hanganani Nleya

ZIMBABWE football legend Misheck Chidzambwa, who died on Thursday, will be remembered for great milestones on the pitch.

Misheck, who has been unwell for the past year, and was 66, won the CECAFA Challenge Cup as captain in 1985, and COSAFA Cup as coach in 2000.

That he has left the same month that another Dynamos legend David Mandigora passed way, many say, it’s sad for the country’s football.

“It’s incredible that Mick Poole, the first coach to lead the Warriors to their first major silverware, Mick Poole, and his captain, Misheck, had to die in the same week,” Herald Senior Sports Editor Robson Sharuko wrote.

“We are saddened by the passing away of a great player and coach Misheck Chidzambwa. Chidzambwa won seven titles with us, was the first Warriors captain to win silverware and first Warriors coach to win COSAFA Cup. Rest in peace.” Dynamos wrote on twitter.

“Our sincere condolences to the Chidzambwa family and the local football family at large following the passing of legendary Warriors player  and coach Misheck Chidzambwa. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family & friends of the deceased. May his soul rest in peace,” Zifa said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chidzambwa family and the entire Zimbabwean football fraternity following the shocking passing on of the Warriors former captain and legend Misheck Chidzambwa,” Highlanders said.