FORMER Dynamos midfield enforcer and Assistant Coach Biggie Zuze who died on Thursday has been laid to rest in his home town Bindura. Friends, Fans, colleagues and relatives came together in Bindura where it all began for the illustrious career of Dynamos legend Biggie Zuze.
Those who worked with the late, Zuze including administrators from the sporting circles said his work ethic transcends all disciplines.
“He has left when we were assembling a big project which he was instrumental in preparing,” said Isaiah Mupfurutsa.
“One thing that sets him apart is his humility, he was not concerned about seniority and he would not mind working as an assistant,” mourned Tonderayi Ndiraya
“He was a great person and as a club, he was the first person to lift a trophy for Triangle so we have lost a great personality,” said Taurai Mangwiro, Triangle United coach
“He has left a legacy of loyalty. He has only been with two clubs in his playing career and you can only get that in well-paying countries or Europe,” noted Norman Mapeza.
Friends and family said Biggie Zuze has left an indelible mark.
Dynamos fans could not be left out as they said they have lost someone who was good both on and off the pitch.
Players who conducted the burial procession led by Captain Partson Jaure were visibly shaken by the untimely loss of their coach saying that they have lost an exemplary leader.
“He was a caring person and his vision for us is something that we hope to continue with,” said Partson Jaure.
Sylvester Appiah said he had only started knowing him and he was always there for him as a new player at the club.
“I came here as a young player and he was my coach and coming back as a senior player was not a challenge, we will try to play the rest of the season for him,” said King Nadolo
Biggie Zuze died on Thursday after a short illness and he is survived by a wife and two sons.
At one time Zuze was assistant coach to Mandigora, Kallisto Pasuwa and Tonderayi Ndiraya. His successes include winning the Mbada Diamond cup in 2011 and the One Wallet Cup in 2016 with Triangle FC.
Zuze arrived at Dynamos in 1984 and formed a terrific combination with Jere before he formed a formidable partnership with Elvis “Chuchu” Chiweshe and Memory Mucherahowa.
Zuze won three championships in 1985, 1986 and 1989 and several trophies that include the BAT Rosebowl Rothmans shield, among others.
At the time of his death, Zuze was the assistant coach to Tonderai Ndiraya at the Glamour Boys.
He had been heavily involved in the planning for the start of the 2020 season, which has been put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic.