ZIMBABWE football has been thrown into mourning following the untimely death of football legend Freddy Mukwesha this morning.
He leaves behind a wife and five children.
By Sports Reporter
Mukwesha -a founder member of Zimbabwe’s most successful club, Dynamos in 1963 was instrumental in the club’s formative years. He was an advisor to the club’s board of directors at the time of his death.
Mukwesha was the first Zimbabwean to play his club football in Europe turning out for Portuguese Primera League side Sporting de Braga in the late 1960’s where he rubbed shoulders with the late Portuguese legend Eusebio.
Subsequently Zimbabwe had a decent trickle of players to Europe the most high profile being Bruce Grobelaar, Moses “Bambo” Chunga, Peter Ndlovu and Benjani Mwaruwari.
Mukwesha also played for DeMbare’s bitter city rivals Caps United on his return from Portugal. Freddy also became one of the best coaches at Caps United- recording successes particularly in knockout competitions.