Mkanya Mourns Shaya, Says The Football Legend Was “My Friend”
25 August 2021
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By A Correspondent-Chimurenga music Icon, Thomas Mapfumo has sent his condolence message to the Shaya family following the passing on Dynamos legend George “Mastermind” Shaya.

Shaya (77) passed away early Tuesday at his home in Glen Norah, Harare.

In his message to the shaya family Tuesday, Mkanya said he knew the football legend from childhood.

“Tinochema nemi mhuri yekwaShaya. George yaive shamwari yangu kubvira kuchikoro. Ndarwadziwa. Famba zvakanaka shamwari,” said Mapfumo.

Shaya is the only player to be named Soccer Star of The Year five times, in 1969, 1972, 1975, 1976 and 1977.

Dynamos have since written to ZIFA seeking facilitation of conferment of national hero status on the late Shaya.