AMAYENGE MOURNED | The football fraternity yesterday mourned the death of Friday Amayenge Phiri.
Phiri has left behind his wife, Rose, and three children — two boys, David and Manfred, and a girl Debra. Mourners are gathered at No. 6457 Glen Norah A Flats in Harare. And yesterday messages of condolences poured in for Phiri who, apart from being a CAPS United legend, was also a much-travelled coach, having had coaching stints in England, South Africa and Swaziland.
CAPS United president Farai Jere said it was a dark day for their club and they will help with the funeral expenses.“He was a pillar of the CAPS United family and he leaves behind a void that will be difficult to fill. We are going to his house today to see where we can help his family in these difficult times because he was our gentle giant,” said Jere.
Former CAPS United president Twine Phiri said football had lost a gentleman.
Eric Knight said “ just last week, we had arranged a fund raising event pencilled for 28 October 2017 in Birmingham UK towards his welfare and that of Dynamos legend David Mandigora who tragically lost his leg to cancer recently.
I am working with the likes of Memory Mucherahohwa, Joe Mugabe, Ezra Tshisa and many others to make sure the event is a success. Its sad Amayenge did not live to receive what the boys are planning for but the event will go on.
Proceeds will still go to his family.”