Simon Sachiti, another Dynamos legend, dies aged 75

HARARE club Dynamos and the Zimbabwean football family have been plunged into mourning again following the death of former player and secretary-general Simon Sachiti.

Sachiti died in a Harare hospital Sunday, his son told the State-owned Sunday Mail. Felix Sachiti said his father died after a short illness.

Dynamos Marketing and Communications Manager Yvonne Mangunda confirmed in a statement that Sachiti had passes on and said the soccer legend gave his all for the club ans nation at large.

Mangunda said the club was saddened to lose its legends at a time plans for the 60th anniversary commemoration were in motion. The celebrations are ser for 2023. We publish below the statement by Mangunda.

Dynamos FC statement mourning Sachiti

In his condolences, another Dynamos great Japhet Mparutsa said he remembered Sachiti as once the club treasurer. “Sad to hear about the death of one of Dynamos founding members Simon Sachiti.

“At one point he was the treasurer of the club and everytime we saw him arrive in his Renault 12, we knew it was payday. A great football man we say RIP legend,” said Mparutsa, a legend in his own right.

Old school Dynamos FC line-up: Shepherd Murape /cShaw Handriade / David Goerge / Shadrack Ngwenya / Kuda Muchemeyi / Daniel Dhibhi Ncube / Sunday Marimo / David Mandigora / Cremio Mapfumo / George Shaya / Oliver Kateya / John Revayi / Simon Sachiti

Sachiti becomes the third Dynamos legend inside one month to die, following the deaths over the past four weeks of former players Misheck Chidzambwa and David Mandigora.

Chidzambwa had been ill for some time while Mandigora apparently died shortly after falling sick. Mandigora was the first Soccer Star of the Year in independent Zimbabwe, bagging the prestigious accolade in 1980. □

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