Former Zimbabwe coach Chidzambwa passes away

Former Warriors national team player and coach Misheck ‘Scania’ Chidzambwa has passed away, the Zimbabwe Football Association confirmed on Friday.

He coached Zimbabwe to their first COSAFA Cup title in 2000, though his younger brother Sunday Chidzambwa would go on to win the competition four times.

He earlier captained Zimbabwe to their first ever silverware, the 1985 CECAFA Cup title, and was a popular figure in the local game, much admired for his qualities both on and off the pitch.

Zimbabwe won the 2000 COSAFA Cup after a pair of 3-0 wins over Lesotho in the two-legged final. They defeated South Africa 1-0 in the semifinals.

Chidzambwa, who also won seven titles with Harare-based Dynamos in local football, had been ill for some time. He was 66.

As COSAFA we send our sincere condolences to the Chidzambwa family and all at the Zimbabwe Football Association.