ZIFA leads tributes for Warriors legend


The Zimbabwe Football Association has conveyed its heartfelt condolences to the Chidzambga family and the football fraternity at large following the passing on of former Warriors captain and coach Misheck ‘Scania’ Marimo Chidzambga.

Chidzambga was a dedicated and inspirational Warrior both as a player and coach. 

In 1985 he captained the Warriors to the team’s first silverware, the CECAFA CUP under the tutelage of the recently departed Mick Poole (MHSRIP). 

In 2000 he coached the Warriors to their first ever Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) title. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the departed legend in this period of grief.

“While we mourn the sad loss of a larger-than-life Warrior, we derive some solace from the indelible legacy of winning ‘firsts’ that shall immortalise him in Zimbabwean football,” ZIFA communications officer Xolisani Gwesela said. 

“The culture of winning cultivated by Chidzambga and his teammates in the early days of independence continues to drive the association’s work today as Zimbabwe keeps rising towards becoming a giant on the continent.”

Misheck’s brother Sunday told the Herald that the family has been devastated following the death of Zimbabwe football icon.

“As a family, we are devastated, it’s sad to lose one of your own,’’ Sunday said.

“But, we would want to thank the football fraternity for the support they have rendered to the family during this dark period.

“We are forever grateful to the Air Force of Zimbabwe for the role they played throughout, and the doctors who attended him during his time of sickness.

“We also don’t forget Dynamos Football Club for what they have done, and Nyaradzo Group for being there for us.’’

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