30 SEPTEMBER 2019
ZIFA MOURNS CHARLES CHILUFYA AND HAMID DHANA
THE Zimbabwe Football Association joins the nation in mourning the passing of legendary former footballers, Hamid “Muzukuru” Dhana and Charles “Chief” Chilufya on 29 September.
Chilufya played for Premier Soccer League sides Hwange FC, Railstars FC and Highlanders FC and was one of the key players in the Caf Champions League then under Eddie May.
Together with the likes of Zenzo Moyo, Joel Luphahla, Thabani Masawi, Amon Chimbalanga, Bekithemba Ndlovu and Tapiwa Kapini, they changed the face of the top flight with their “never say never spirit.”
Speedy and skilful Dhana played for Dynamos FC, Arcadia , Black Rhinos FC and the national team, forming fearsome combinations with various players.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of former footballers Hamid Dhana and Charles Chilufya who passed on on 29 September 2019.
“It is indeed a sad moment when football loses one of its own, and its worse when we lose two on the same day.
“We convey our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the dearly departed as well as the whole local football family.
“May their loved ones find comfort in that these former stars’ exploits on and off the pitch.
“As we continue to grieve in this difficult moment, we also celebrate their dedication to a cause that we continue to live for, football.
“May the souls of the dearly departed rest in eternal peace.”
FOR AND ON BEHALF OF ZIMBABWE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
XOLISANI GWESELA, ZIFA COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPETITIONS MANAGER