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Dynamos stand by Mandigora…. former player and coach had leg amputated

By Mehluli Sibanda

Dynamos have pledged to stand by their former player and coach David “Yogi” Mandigora who recently had his right leg amputated.

David Mandigora’s picture that has gone viral on social media
David Mandigora’s picture that has gone viral on social media

Kenny Mubaiwa, the Dynamos president last Friday said even though Mandigora was no longer with the club, they had a duty to look after him since he is a DeMbare son. The Dynamos boss indicated that they were planning to visit Mandigora yesterday or today.

“David Mandigora is our former player and coach, he parted ways with us two seasons ago, we are with him as Dynamos, he is not alone, we will assist him, this is to show that we care about him. We are planning to go and visit him as a club leadership on Saturday or Sunday,’’ Mubaiwa said.

Details on Mandigora’s surgically removal of the leg remain sketchy with indications that it could have been due to some form of cancer. The former Dynamos player led his former club to winning the championship in 2007 and guided the Glamour Boys to the Confederation of African Football Champions League semi-finals where they lost 5-0 on aggregate to Coton Sport of Nigeria.

Mandigora made a return to coaching Dynamos as a replacement for Kallisto Pasuwa in 2015 but was sacked halfway into the season. He was hired by Triangle last season, to assume a position left vacant by the departure of Zambian Kelvin Kiandu for How Mine. Mandigora lasted just one season at Triangle before he was replaced by Taurai Mangwiro.

The 1980 Soccer Star of the Year has also tried his hand at football administration as at one time, he was the Dynamos executive vice chairman. Sunday News

  • Good gesture from Dembare, even the government should help him

  • get well soon yogi

  • It shouldn’t be Dembare alone to help him I would suggest all football teams from lower division up to PSL MAY give a small helping hand because what has befallen him is very unfortunate. Let’s see matches staged around the country with the proceeds going towards Yogi.His plight is unique.

  • uuuuu what is the problem

  • very sorry yogi yogi

  • Shame. May the Lord heal the wound left n live longer Yogi

  • Get well soon Yogi, God bless you & your family in these trying times

  • Get well soon yogi

  • Zifa must arrange matches with funds channeled towards upkeeping day to day living for him and his family.

  • Ndokuti Dembade

  • What happened to him

  • But what really happened to David Yogi Mandigora our dile? The writer of this story is a bit cruel whilst he/she knows that Yogi is dile the story starts and ends in the middle why. What really happened for him amputated?

  • Living Legend get well soon wish u a speed recovery

  • Ndokuti team ka uku well-done Dembare players

  • Matches with Bosso, Caps and FC plastic May be handy in raising funds for the legend.

  • I’m sorry Mr yogi

  • Zvorwadza hey . I watched him play in the 80s and it should not be dynamos alone .

  • Ah akomana,iindava

  • Get well soon Yogi

  • Totenda zvaitwa.

  • Hey what’s this

  • Dynamos must sell merchandise e.g. jerseys and wrist bands branded Yogi and with the millions of supporters that it has 10000 wrist bands going for a$1 will turn to $10000,and 5000 jerseys going for say $10 will make $50000.They will never struggle to help him and this must also be done for the likes of Shaya.

  • WE ARE WITH YOU YOGI WE LOVE YOU YOU BIG BROTHER

  • Let’s get together here as Zimbabwean s

  • Get well soon bro

  • Good attitude guys.Real pros.Go well.

  • lot chitakasha

    This is what Dynamos should do always..they should not pick and choose..all sons are equally important..remember Beefy?.. I hope legend Yogi makes a full recovery. I watched him at his peak around 1981.. old no.4.. sitting at the base of midfield..combined well with Dhana and Muchemeyi. He used to score some screamers from a distance…top player and massive respect#Legends!

  • Ticha Chakabveyo

    How about us all Dembare supporters just give a dollar or 50c zvayo…we are SEVEN million it will go a long way!!!

  • Get well soon Yogi.U ar the reason why i belong to the blue half of town.I pledged my allegiance to the Dynamos family the day my old man pinned a calender of 11 soccer stars on the wall.I could not read back then but what caught my eye was this 1 big picture of yours dwarfing the other 10.I understood what that meant and Dynamos became my 2nd family from thereon.

  • May our good Lord heal u faster Yogi

  • Wish you well Yogi. Thats life man.