By Japhet Muparutsa
Death comes to rob us of our joy but we should always cherish the good times too.
I am devastated by the death of Legend Misheck Marimo, Mukoma “Scania”.
I played with Misheck for close to 10 years, first for Dynamos and in the National Team. He was my captain and the last line of defence before any striker would take a shot.
We had good moments when he bailed me out but there were awkward moments as well. Like the match in Senegal when Bocande terrorised us. I also remember the “bullet” own goal he scored against me when we played against Jet of Algeria. I have never seen such a shot.
Yes, we were in the trenches together, the up and downs, we stuck together. I strongly feel that anyone who played for the National Team for such a long time deserves a small pension. For Misheck it was never to be but it is never too late to think about these things.
We also need a Hall Of Fame a matter of urgency. Let us honour our legends while they are still alive. Misheck deserved this honour.
1.Captained Zimbabwe Warriors to maiden trophy.. The Cecafa Trophy in 1985.
2. Won the first Cosafa Trophy for the Nation in 2000 as a coach.
This is rich history and it must be cherished. Zifa must lead the way.
Misheck served and like others that have served, he deserves his recognition.
As we celebrate his life, let us share our memories of the Big Man.
Go well Legend Misheck Marimo (Chidzambwa), memories are for ever cherished!!