The Zimbabwe football community is in mourning following the death of former Caps United  and Warriors left winger , Friday Phiri.

The legend Phiri  passed on at Parirenyatwa hospital  on Friday.

ZIFA and COSAFA  president, Dr Phillip Chiyangwa, expressed great sadness at the departure of Phiri  saying the beautiful game had been robbed of a remarkable legend.

“The Zimbabwe Football Association has learnt with shock and great sadness, the departure of former CAPS United and  Warriors left winger Friday Phiri, ” said Dr Chiyangwa.

“Friday is one of the finest strikers ever to be produced in this country and achieved huge successes at CAPS United and  . He served the game of football with great distinction and commitment and the void he has left will be enormously difficult to fill.

“It is indeed very painful that we continue to lose our legends at a time we are making great strides to re-position the game .

“On behalf of the ZIFA Executive Committee, the Assembly, the Secretariat,  the entire football family and on my own behalf, I would like to extend deepest condolences to the Phiri family and CAPS united during this painful period.

“We mourn with you and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult moment. May you all find comfort in the almighty God and may his dearest soul rest in eternal peace,” said Dr Chiyangwa.

Phiri also coached CAPS United.

There are no details yet regarding his burial. – ZIFA

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