ADAM Ndlovu’s journey to his final resting place starts this afternoon when his body is taken from a funeral palour in Bulawayo.
The body and mourners will depart from Nyaradzo Funeral at 2pm and will be taken through the headquarters of the family business, MAP Brothers, along Fort Street before proceeding to Chicken Inn Football Club offices.
From there, the procession will take to Sixth Avenue Extension and head to Luveve Stadium — the home ground for Chicken Inn before a return journey to Selborne Park.
At home, Zifa, the Premier Soccer League, whose chairman Twine Phiri is expected in the city today, Chicken Inn and Highlanders officials will pay tribute to the former Warriors striker who died in a car accident on Sunday near Victoria Falls.
His younger brother, Peter, is recovering at Mater Dei Hospital from the injuries sustained in the crash while Nomqhele Tshili, a female passenger, who died on the spot, was laid to rest in Esiphezini, Esigodini yesterday morning.
Tomorrow, the funeral procession will start at 8am with a service at Bulawayo Amphitheatre before the procession heads to Barbourfields Stadium and finally, to Lady Stanley Cemetery where the national football hero will be laid to rest.
At the Amphitheatre, a 10-minute video clip of Adam’s exploits on the field of play will be shown, while a life size portrait is also being planned.
The family has not yet decided on the issue of body viewing.
Yesterday, family spokesman Madinda Ndlovu was involved in a series of meetings as they thrashed out the finer details of the burial.
Two buses, provided by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) for supporters, will leave Harare for Bulawayo this afternoon, while hundreds of other people will be making their way to the City of Kings for the burial.
The Soccer Coaches Association of Zimbabwe members will also leave the capital for Bulawayo at 9am today.
Caps United also paid tribute to Adam last night: “We are with the Ndlovu family and the nation of Zimbabwe in this moment of great loss. He was a colleague and a friend and his ever passionate and jovial presence will be greatly missed. You have left a void no one can fill. To Peter, we say get well soon.”