Ex-referee Chapfika dies

HARARE - Former Zimbabwe international referee Tichaona Chapfika passed away yesterday.

Chipfika, who retired from the professional in 2009, died at his home in Unit H Seke in Chitungwiza.

Former referee association chairman Dumiso Gumede paid tribute to Chapfika, who he said has left a lasting mark in referee fraternity.

“I knew Chapfika very well, this is very sad news to me and the whole Zimbabwe football fraternity,” Gumede told the Daily News yesterday.

“Chapfika left a void which is difficult to fill; he left us a time when his refereeing experience is needed a lot,” added Gumede.

The charismatic Chapfika, who also served as the Zanu PF Chitungwiza Ward 20 councillor, was accused of having a soft spot for Dynamos during his refereeing career.

Chapfika rose to become a Class 1 panel referee in 2003 after quitting the show business where he was part of sungura maestro Alick Macheso’s entourage.

Comments (1)

"...retired from a professional..." really?

critiqual - 13 February 2015

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