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Zifa, PSL mourn Warriors fan

By Godknows Matarutse

Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Felton Kamambo and Premier Soccer League (PSL) boss Farai Jere yesterday visited the home of a deceased Warriors’ fan — Agnes Nyamadzawo — who passed away in a stampede before the warriors Afcon qualifier against Congo on Sunday.

A middle-aged woman, Egna Nyamadzawo, died in a stampede as people scrambled to find their way into the National Sports Stadium for the final Afcon qualifying match between Zimbabwe and Congo
A middle-aged woman, Agnes Nyamadzawo, died in a stampede as people scrambled to find their way into the National Sports Stadium for the final Afcon qualifying match between Zimbabwe and Congo

Nyamadzawo was killed following commotion by impatient supporters to enter the National Sports Stadium to watch the Warriors crucial match against the Red Devils of Congo.

The Warriors went on to win the match 2-0 through first half goals from Khama Billiat and Knowledge Musona that sealed their passage to the Afcon finals set for Egypt from June 21 to July 19 after finishing on top of Group G with 11 points.

Nyamadzawo, 38, of Msasa Park was pronounced dead upon arrival at Parirenyatwa Hospital.

“It’s sad that someone who was coming to the stadium for the first time encounters that. As Zifa, we are very saddened by this unfortunate development and we are very sorry to the Nyamadzawo family,” Kamambo said.

“We are told the burial will be in Domboshawa and we will be there for the burial. We have since sent something to assist the family during these tough times.”

Jere concurred with the Zifa president saying: “It was an unfortunate development and I think as football authorities we should work flat out to ensure safety of the fans. They are obviously the owners of the game and their security should be our priority.” DailyNews