FIDZA RESCUES AILING SHAYA | ZIFA President Philip Chiyangwa has been moved by ailing football legend George Shaya’s plight that he has come to his aid.


Chiyangwa says his organisation has established a George Shaya Benefit Fund to help the five-time Soccer Star of the Year who has hit hard times and is suffering from dementia.

Zifa will invest an initial $3 000 into the fund to help the legendary Dynamos forward, who turns 70 this year, meet his medical bills and his general welfare. Chiyangwa personally donated $300 to Shaya at his home in Harare’s Glen Norah A.

“George Shaya is the ultimate football hero when it comes to this country and it will be an indictment on my leadership as the head of football in this country if we don’t help a person like the Mastermind,” said Chiyangwa.

“As an association we felt it was important that we play a leading role in ensuring that someone like George Shaya gets the help he badly wants right now.

“This isn’t an ordinary footballer, but one who took this game to a new level during his playing days, delighting us at a time when we were fans, and it would be wrong for football to be seen as if it is turning it’s back on such a legend.