Football Fraternity robbed
By Edward Makuzva
The untimely passing on of veteran Football administrator and Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) councilor, Willard Manyengavana has plunged the nation and football fraternity into mourning.
Manyengavana who was 52 contributed to the progressive of football in the country as he held various administrative football positions in the country.
The sudden death of ZIFA Northern Region Division One League chairman and Caps United board member yesterday morning has been described as a huge loss to local football and the nation at large.
Posting on twitter, “The association said: our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of the veteran football administrator, Northern Region Chair and ZIFA councilor Willard Manyengavana who passed on early Monday morning. May his soul rest in peace. His legacy immortalizes the mortal who has left us”.
Manyengavana reportedly fell in the gym during an aerobics class and was rushed to the Avenues Clinic where he was pronounced dead.
Condolence messages were pouring in yesterday and ZIFA President Felton Kambo said they were shocked and robbed by passing on of the veteran football administrator.
‘’The Zimbabwe Football Association joins the local football family in mourning the passing of the Northern Region Chairperson, member of the ZIFA congress and veteran administrator, Willard Manyengavana,’’ Kamambo said in a statement.
Meanwhile, mourners are gathered at number 6167 Bloomingdale, Mabelreign, Harare; Manyengavana is survived by his wife Hilda and four children.