SuperSport and Zimbabwe pay tribute to George Chigova

Former SuperSport United goalkeeper George Chigova has sadly passed away at the young age of 32.

The Zimbabwean international was reportedly diagnosed with a heart problem towards the end of last season and suffered an attack in July.

But on Wednesday he died of a suspected heart problem.

A SuperSport statement read: “It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of former SuperSport United player, George Chigova.

“George had two stints with the club, having joined us in 2014 from Dynamos in Zimbabwe. He rejoined SuperSport in 2020 after having played for Polokwane City from 2015. While he just started seven games for the club, he formed a great backup and training partner for the likes of Ronwen Williams, Ricardo Goss and Boalefela Pule.

“He also represented his country, Zimbabwe, making 32 appearances.

“George was a great club man, a gentleman loved by current and former players and everyone at the club.

“Even though his official time with SuperSport ended in June 2023, he was a great visitor to the training ground and stadium to support the team.

“We convey our deepest condolences to his family and friends both in SA and Zimbabwe during the difficult time and a very sad time.”

The Zimbabwe Football Association added: “Chigova played a pivotal role in Zimbabwe football, representing the Warriors with distinction at various international tournaments, including the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

“His sudden passing has left a void in the hearts of football fans and the Zimbabwean sporting community. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Chigova’s family, friends and teammates during this difficult time.

“His contributions to Zimbabwe football will not be forgotten. May his soul rest in peace.”