Former Caps star Phiri dies

FORMER Caps United midfielder Anderson Phiri has died.

By Sports Reporter

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He was 40.

Phiri passed on at a Harare hospital on Sunday after losing a long battle with TB.

He leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

Phiri, who joined the Harare football giants from Mhangura in 2000, played under Zambian coach Fewdays Musonda and Rahman Gumbo.

He played in the same team with Caps United coach Lloyd Chitembwe. Chitembwe expressed shock at the death of his former team mate. He said it was a sad loss.

“I am shocked by his death. He was my teammate. He joined from Mhangura. I am really saddened his death,” Chitembwe said.

Phiri’s sister Naome, who had been staying with him up to the time of his death, said he would be buried in Nyabira.

She said funeral arrangements were still being made, but he was likely to be buried tomorrow in Nyabira.

11 Responses to Former Caps star Phiri dies

  1. Titus March 8, 2016 at 10:00 am #

    Fare thee well Anderson Phiri you were a delight to watch during your hey days. May his dear soul rest in eternal peace. Forever Makepekepe.

  2. WILLARD MUBVUMBI March 8, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

    I last heard that he was surviving from hand to mouth due to the country’s hard economic conditions.
    I implore editors to dedicate pages for yester-year players. We want to know how yester-year players are coping with life. Players who played in the 70s, 80s and 90s should be intervied. Its a pity that, once a soccer player or any sport person quits, we tend to forget and only talk of the person when he die. You should find a column in your paper to write of yester-year players, once per week. We want to know more of past players e.g Henry Chari, Kudzanayi Taruvinga, Chapo, Maronga, etc and how they are surviving. Go out in rural areas and high density areas and interview the yester-year players

  3. Dekepekepe March 8, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

    Rest in peace Mukanya

    • BEN March 9, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

      WELL SAID MUBVUMBI, I USED TO STAY IN THE SAME SUBURB WITH HIM BUT I HAD EVEN FORGOTTEN ABOUT HIM, I KNOW HE WAS SURVIVING BY SELLING BREAD BY THE ROAD SIDE IN SUNNINGDALE

  4. Bandera March 8, 2016 at 3:53 pm #

    I am very much pained by this news. Phiri you were our star during yourdays at Mhangura, i can still remember your defty touches from the left flank combining with Alex “Dombo” Biki. How you guys managed to destroy big teams in 2 Level as Mhangura Stadium was affectionately known. with the likes of Gerald Phiri, John Phiri, Abraham Mkanga, Jonathan Chikaponya, Joe Sauti, Billy “Nhoro” Chikabala, Victor Phiri, The Chisunga brothers, Jani “Apolo 11 Milanzi, Kudakwashe Mashayamombe, Gift “Guava” Kamuriwo, Patrick Mandizha….with our good Coach Philip MaCde Mbofana.

  5. Banda C March 8, 2016 at 6:02 pm #

    Really saddening news indeed, rest in peace sekuru.

  6. madzimba chengeta March 8, 2016 at 9:21 pm #

    Mhdsrieo

  7. Meme March 8, 2016 at 9:24 pm #

    We knew him as Mwene mumaraini. Very good man. We have lost a very loving and caring man. Rest in peace Mwene our friend. Tichabatsirwa nani netunhu tunhu hobho paChiMbareMbare nhai? Fare thee well. You will greatly be missed…..

  8. Meme March 8, 2016 at 9:30 pm #

    Asi Caps United FC haisi serious. Nhasi vakuda kumisa funeral proceedings vachiti toda kumuviga ko paaitambura vaivepi? Kumuviga kunobatsirei? Let him sleep peacefully.. Nxaa

  9. Eddie March 9, 2016 at 4:52 pm #

    I agree with Willard.Intact from the report it is clear that few people knew much about Ander’s background.He grew up in Penhalonga and was a prolific Redwing Mine Junior player plating together with the former Bosso keeper Amon Chimbalanga. I knew about “Ander” when we played for rival teams in Sakubva Stadium.He was one of the most feared and skilfull young players of that time.May his family be comforted.

  10. kelvin March 9, 2016 at 8:30 pm #

    Rest in peace

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