Moyo burial on today in Plumtree


FC Platinum head coach Benjamin Moyo, who died on Saturday morning inShurugwi, will be buried at his rural home in Empandeni Mission, Plumtree this morning (Monday).

Moyo (39), allegedly drowned at a swimming pool at a motel in Shurugwi on Saturday.

A funeral service was held for the former Highlanders player and coach at a city parlour Sunday.

Scores of people, who included Zifa vice president Ndumiso Gumede, Zifa chief executive Jonathan Mashingaidze, Southern Region chairman Gift Banda, former Zifa chairman Vincent Pamire, PSL chief executive Kennedy Ndebele, Highlanders’ chairman Themba Ndlela and former boss Ernest “Maphepha” Sibanda and various other stakeholders from Bulawayo, attended the service.

A tearful FC Platinum president Nathan Shoko described the late Moyo as a character of steel, who could not be replaced.

Shoko’s speech had to be punctuated by song as he broke down while he spoke of the late Moyo.

“The way we worked with Benjie . . . we were a big family. He was not only a coach; he was a brother to these players. He might have been young in age but he was older and wiser than most of us. I remember when we consulted with Pamire, we were told he (Moyo) was the right man,” Shoko said.

Pamire was at a loss of words.

“Benjie was still a young man. He was a different coach. To you players, what you learnt in a short time you should let grow. We can do and say what we can say but his day has come,” Pamire said.

Former Highlanders chairman Sibanda urged the FC Platinum players to dedicate play, win trophies and the championship for the late Moyo.

“I would like to urge the players to dedicate their play and win the championship for him,” Sibanda said.The funeral convoy left the parlour for Plumtree after the heart-rending service.