In remembering one of the fallen football players in the country, the Gweru community has organised a soccer tournament in honor and memory of late Chapungu football club goal keeper Roy Mazingi.
The tourney set for this weekend on the 17th of February with 4 teams from the Midlands area competing. The format and fixtures of the tournament are still unknown but the tourney is set for Ascot Stadium in Gweru and will feature hosts Chapungu, FC Platinum, Shabanie Mine and new boys Nichrut.
The Chapungu number one goalkeeper died at Manyame Airbase Hospital after a short illness earlier this year.
Born on March 27, 1986, Mazingi played in the lower division leagues before joining Silo United, who were then in the Zifa Southern Region Division One league, in 2005 after being spotted by former Yadah FC gaffer Jairos Tapera.
Silo United later loaned Mazingi to the now defunct Ziscosteel in 2007. The following year, he was signed by Shabanie Mine, who were also in the Zifa Southern Region Division One league and helped them gain promotion to the Premiership in 2009.
Mazingi spent six years with the Chinda Boys until 2014 when he joined Chapungu as first choice goalkeeper.