Tributes pour in for Million

HARARE - Tributes have poured in for the late Mozambican Division One side Texta Africa midfielder Daniel Million, who passed away on Sunday morning.

The 22-year-old Zimbabwean passed away after suffering from a suspected heart attack in the early hours of Sunday morning in Mozambique.

Million rose to prominence when he was promoted into the Dynamos first team as a mere 15-year-old for the 2008 season.

Although he made a handful of appearances for the Glamour Boys during that season, Million went off the radar after he was loaned out by the club.

Million went on to play for a number of Division One clubs before making his way to Mozambique at the start of the year.

“I’m still in shock after I heard the news that Daniel had passed away,’’ said Northern Region Division One side DStv Rangers coach Newton Chitehwe.

“I worked with the young man when I was still at DC Academy last season and he was one of the players I depended heavily on.

“His work ethic was tremendous and when I moved to DStv at the start of the year, he was one of the players I had hoped will join me here.

“All the paperwork was almost 90 percent complete that’s when he got the opportunity to go to Mozambique.

“Since Texta Africa were offering him more money, he decided not to sign with us and all along he was communicating with me through Whatsapp telling me how was settling in at his Mozambican club.”

Former Dynamos juniors coach Herbert Marowa is still to come to terms with Million’s death.

“It’s hard to believe that Daniel is no longer with us. When I heard the news it crushed me inside,” said Marowa, who is now coaching at Eastern Region Division One side Hartley Academy.

“I worked with Daniel for many years and he was one of the most disciplined young footballers I’ve ever seen.

“It’s a pity that he never got enough time to play in the Dynamos first team but I had no doubt that one day he would go back to the club.      

“The sad thing is that this last month, I spoke with him from Mozambique and he said in the event he would want to come back home, he was coming to join us at Hartley.”

Former Dynamos goalkeeper George Chigova, who is now on loan at South Africa club Polokwane City from SuperSport United took to Instagram to commemorate Million.

“Life is too short indeed #R.I.P to my former team mate and friend. Rest in peace my n**** till we meet again,” Chigova wrote this text accompanied by a picture of Million.

Million’s family members travelled to Mozambique on Monday to repatriate his body and burial arrangements are yet to be finalised.

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