Mhofu Mourns Yogi
14 June 2021

By A Correspondent- Renowned soccer coach Sunday “Mhofu” Chidzambwa has sent his condolence message to the Mandigora familly following the passing on of former Dynamos legend and 1980 Soccer Star of the Year David “Yogi” Mandigora, who died in Harare yesterday.
He was 64.

Chidzambwa, one of Mandigora’s closest friends, describe his death as a huge loss to both Dynamos and Zimbabwe.

He said Yogi’s death had dealt a double blow to the Mandigora family, who also lost his elder sister two weeks ago and are in the process of repatriating her body from the United Kingdom.

“We played together at Dynamos and in the national team, and he was always my roommate whenever we went into camp for both teams.
“It so happened that after we were both injured, we decided to venture into coaching.

“His death is a very sad loss to Zimbabwean football and to Dynamos. He did very well with Dynamos at home and in the Champions League, where he reached the semi-finals.

“Yogi was a humble guy, a quiet man who would always focus on what he would be doing,’’ Chidzambwa said.

The country’s most successful coach said it was a saddening development that “death continues to rob us of our legends and experienced people whose wisdom we can always tap from”.

“It is unfortunate that there is nothing we can do… maybe it is God’s wish. Asi rufu chinhu chisinga jairike inasmuch as we have to live with it,’’ he said.