November 16, (THEWILL) – George Chigova, a former goalkeeper for the Zimbabwe national football team, has died after collapsing at his home in South Africa, according to a statement released on Wednesday by his club, SuperSport United.
Chigova collapsed while training with SuperSport last July and had been on leave after being diagnosed with a heart condition. He was only 32 years old at the time of his untimely passing.
During his accomplished international career for Zimbabwe, Chigova helped lead his national team to the semi-finals of the 2014 African Nations Championship. He also represented Zimbabwe at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in 2019.
His club career began with Harare Gunners in 2010 before he went on to play for Dynamos, Zimbabwe’s most popular football club. He later spent 5 seasons with Polokwane City in South Africa before rejoining SuperSport United in 2020.
Chigova’s tragic death comes just five days after former Zimbabwe midfielder and coach, Rahman Gumbo, died at 59 from a heart attack in neighbouring Botswana.