The South African football fraternity has been once again been dealt a massive blow.
SuperSport United have confirmed that goalkeeper, George Chigova, has died.
Chigova reportedly collapsed and passed away on Wednesday.
He was previously reported to have been diagnosed with a heart ailment and took time off from the game since July.
George Chigova’s last story on his Instagram page few minutes before he got a heart attack….
Just spoke to his wife, a young sister and it’s extremely heartbreaking 💔
— Josey Mahachi (@MahachieJosey) November 15, 2023
The Zimbabwean international also represented Gunners Harare and Dynamos back in his home country.
🟡So sad to learn of the tragic passing of George Chigova, a talented Warriors goalkeeper who raised our flag high on many occasions between the posts. It’s been a dark week for our football. Sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.🕊️🇿🇼 pic.twitter.com/fUrEfMlTxP
— Fadzayi Mahere🇿🇼 (@advocatemahere) November 16, 2023
He also had a stint at Polokwane City.
RIP George Chigova!
— Ranga.🇿🇼 (@RangaMberi) November 15, 2023
Death is always sad and so much more when people go so young.
Condolences to the family and friends of Zimbabwean goalkeeper George Chigova
Rest in peace brother pic.twitter.com/4K42dd8CVC
— Andile Ncube (@AndileNcube) November 15, 2023
It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of former SuperSport United player, George Chigova. pic.twitter.com/qFT3EG8cZb
— SuperSport United FC (@SuperSportFC) November 15, 2023
The 32-year-old has over 30 caps for the Warriors. Article by Ntsako Mkhari
Written by: Lindiwe Mabena