Twalumba FC owner, Sibanda dies

TWALUMBA Holdings and Twalumba Football Club owner Nkululeko Sibanda has died.

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He was 42.
Sibanda passed away at Parirenyatwa General Hospital on Saturday at around 10pm.

Sibanda is survived by his wife Miriam and two children.

His wife is the Zimbabwe Women’s Football chairperson.

Zifa women’s football administrator Theresa Maguraushe confirmed the death of one of the country’s football administrators yesterday.

Sibanda was owner of Northern Region Division One team Twalumba FC and was heavily involved in athletics sponsoring a marathon in Binga.

His wife Miriam has a passion for football. She is the current Zifa board member in charge of women’s football. She was elected to the position in March 2014.

Mourners are gathered at his Borrowdale home in Harare while burial arrangements are being made.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe Football Association president Cuthbert Dube has conveyed his heartfelt condolences to women’s football chairperson Miriam and her family, following the passing on of her husband.

Dube said on the association’s website, ‘‘a colleague’s loss was  a loss to the football family as a whole.

“We extend our sincere condolences to our colleague, Miriam Sibanda and her family for the loss of Dr Nkululeko Sibanda, a father, brother and friend to many.

“Her loss is ours collectively as a football family and we encourage her in this moment of grief to seek solace and guidance from the Lord.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sibanda family. May the soul of the departed rest in eternal peace,” Dube said.

Twalumba has interests in civil engineering, printing and energy provision.

Miriam Sibanda sits on several boards and is involved in a number of charitable projects in Binga her husbands’ birth place and the home of the greatest Warrior, the legendary Peter Ndlovu.

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