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Former Dembare kidsnet defender dies

by Staff reporter
05 Apr 2018 at 06:50hrs | Views
Zimbabwean football was yesterday plunged into mourning following the death of former Dynamos and Shooting Stars defensive stalwart Tapfumanei Gweshe.

Gweshe passed away yesterday morning in Zengeza after a long illness.

He was 34.

His brother, Brian Gweshe, confirmed the death.

Gweshe was part of the famous Moses Chunga-led Kidznet Dynamos project at the turn of the millennium.

"It's really sad to lose a young life who was quiet enterprising during his playing days. I coached him during my time at Dynamos at the turn of the millennium along with a group of other good players," said Chunga.

"He was just a marvel. A defender whom I think would have gone all the way to the highest level in his career had he not been injured.

"I remember he formed a formidable combination in central defence with Trymore Mtisi."

The Footballers Union of Zimbabwe said their thoughts were with his family.

"Our deepest condolences go to the Gweshe family. May they find comfort in God during these trying times. His death is a huge loss to the football fraternity and to his family. May his soul rest in peace," said FUZ in a statement.

A sobbing Norman Maroto, who was Gweshe's long-time friend, said life will never be the same for him.

"I am at a loss for words. Gweshe was my friend right from our days at Churchill Boys High.

"To his family, I would like to say, we are together in this.

He was a football player who contributed much and even inspired a lot of youngsters who will obviously make it to the top,"

Born on December 26, 1984 in Chitungwiza, in a family of six, four boys and two girls, Gweshe started playing football while he was at Zengeza 7 Primary.

He is survived by wife, Angeline and two children, Sasha (14) and Wewe (7). Mourners are gathered at No. 56, Nungu Street in Zengeza.

He will be buried in Gweshe village, Chief Chivero, in Mhondoro tomorrow.

Source - the herald