GENTLE GIANT’ George Chigova Dead at 32: Former Zimbabwe Goalkeeper Collapses and Dies After Suspected Heart Attack
By Alex Smith
Touching tributes have flooded in for the much-loved goalkeeper
FORMER international goalkeeper George Chigova has passed away aged 32.
The shot-stopper died after collapsing at his home in South Africa.
George Chigova played for Zimbabwe at AFCON
He suffered a heart attack in July and briefly tried to return to football.
The played nicknamed “Zikeeper” won 32 caps for Zimbabwe during his career.
He featured at the Africa Cup of Nations several times.
Chigova also won the COSAFA Cup with Zimbabwe in 2017 and 2018.
He made a name for himself at Dynamos in his homeland, where he was dubbed his nickname by adoring supporters.
Chigova left and spent much of his club career in the South African Premier Division with SuperSport United and Polokwane City.
Tributes have flooded in for him, one read: “Terrible news and may his soul rest in peace.”
Another fan said: “May you rest in peace Zikeeper.”
Others added: “You were one hell of a character. We will pray for you. You will be remembered.”
More wrote: “Go well gentle giant.”