Desmond Maringwa Calls It A Day
By Michael Kariati
Harare, December 06, 2009 One of Dynamos’ most loyal and famous sons Desmond Maringwa has retired from active football after serving the club for more than 12 years.
Maringwa has already informed his club of his decision and plans are afoot to assign him to the coaching department.
Maringwa has not played for any other team apart from Dynamos since graduating from the juniors and club secretary Stan Kasukuwere paid tribute to one of their most illustrious sons. ‘It’s a big blow that we have lost such a great player. We have a coaching job for him but we will make an announcement when the right time comes.”
So committed to the Dynamos cause was Maringwa that on several occasions he had to use his personal truck to ferry his team mates to training after the club failed to provide transport.
But unfortunately for Maringwa, voted De Mbare’s most loyal player for the past four years or so, there won’t be any party for him on his retirement nor for his team mates at the end of the season for his club does not have the financial means to do so.
Apart from countless league title winner’s medals with Dynamos Gazza is proud to have been part of the De Mbare machine that reached the final of the Caf Champions League in 1998, then the mini league stage in 1999, and later the semi finals of the same competition in 2008.
A brilliant and promising youngster, Maringwa’s progress to the upper echelons of the game in Europe was hampered by a serious injury aggravated while training with the Zimbabwe national team, the Warriors.
But Dynamos were lucky to have him as his midfield control, pin point passes and reading of the game contributed greatly to the success that Dynamos are known for not only in Africa but the world over.
In his retirement, the Dynamos family will remember Maringwa in the same way they remember or they will continue to remember their greatest players like George Shaya, Moses Chunga, Memory Mucherahowa, and others.
But at the moment, the football fraternity is waiting to find out what coaching role will Maringwa land at De Mbare. Radio VOP