Go Well Joe Mugabe”Kode From Mabvuku”
8 August 2021

By Marshall Shonhayi

Kode from Mabvuku!

Sad to hear the passing on of one of Caps United’s illustrious sons Joe Mugabe.

One of the finest midfielders to ever come from Zimbabwe. He was part of the all conquering cup kings class of 1996, one of the best assembled Green Machine sides which had the likes of Alois GQ Bunjira Stewart Murisa, Silver Chigwenje, Mpumelelo Dzowa, Frank Nyamukuta and many, many other legends.

96 is up there with the class of 1979 and Mhlauri’s 2001/2 side. Just a few days back the coach of that legendary Makepekepe Steve “The Dude” Kwashi also passed on.

I remember Kode’s last match for Caps United in Rufaro stadium should have been in 2000/1 or there abouts. We lost to the bitter enemy (you know who ) 2-1.

The sight of Gift “Umbro” Muzadzi hold Kode’s hands and leading him to the Vietnam stand where the whole Dembare faithfuls stood up to give Kode one last standing ovation will forever remain etched on my memory. What a send off! That is the beauty of football. No wonder it is called the most beautiful game in the world.

Rest now Kode from Mabvuku, and thank you for the beautiful memories.

Joe Mugabe”Kode From Mabvuku”