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Former Zimbabwe footballers in the UK donate to Mututa family

By Lance Guma

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BIRMINGHAM – A grouping of former Zimbabwean football players based in the United Kingdom on Wednesday donated money towards the family who lost two of their own after a mother died on the day of her son’s memorial service. 

In the picture: Francis Nechironga (Secretary), Sanudi Nambale, Mr Mututa, Tendai Chieza (Patron), Liberty Masunda (Treasurer)
In the picture: Francis Nechironga (Secretary), Sanudi Nambale, Mr Mututa, Tendai Chieza (Patron), Liberty Masunda (Treasurer)

As reported by Nehanda Radio, a memorial service for Melusi Mututa (16), who collapsed and died on the 19th of December, was cancelled on New Year’s Day after his mother Mary Mututa also collapsed and died while preparing to attend.

Former footballers Liberty Masunda (Blackpool, Kaizer Chiefs), Francis Nechironga (Caps United), Muzondiwa Mugadza (Zimbabwe Saints), Tendai Chieza (Mhangura), Sanudi Nambale (ZRP Tomlinson) under the ‘Zim Legends UK’ group attended the rescheduled memorial service at the Corpus Christi Church in Birmingham on Wednesday.

Speaking to Nehanda Radio, Masunda said they had been touched by the tragedy that had struck the family and had decided to chip in and contribute towards the funeral expenses.

Masunda said the ‘Zim Legends UK’ have so far helped when for example Canisius Tongesai (Blue Line Aces) lost his dad and Lovejoy Mugadza’s (Zimbabwe Saints) mother passed away.

“We are not a burial society but we do our best to help each other in times of need,” Masunda said, adding that the main objective of the group was to develop football in Zimbabwe and also look at the welfare of former players.

Other former players in the ‘Zim Legends UK’ include Memory Mucherahowa, Akshape Chimwayi, Ernest Mutano, Kenny Chihuri, Hubert Munjanja, Maxwell “MaRhino” Dube, Chamu Musanhu, Brian Badza, Frank Nyamukuta, Lloyd Jowa, Matambanashe Sibanda and Eugenne Langa.

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  • Mai Va Ruby

    Well done Liberty Masunda and crew, we will also find ways of supporting you.

  • Saif al Zim

    Quite a noble deed but what makes a legend? Save for Memo all the other guys are just also rans.

  • Under-Cover Bacon

    well done Sanny! representin us from rotherham!

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  • Dog Star

    Inga gen’a rese ririku UK? Ndosaka bhora rangova mvengemvenge kumusha!

  • Chiredzisister

    Thanks guys for help. That’s being examplary. God will provide you.

  • Chikandamina

    mucherahowa achiri mupenyu?!thought I read somewhere that he passed away?any,well doen guys,we should look after our own..