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Condolences pour in for ex Highlanders, Bloemfontein Celtic and Zimbabwean midfield magician

2021 could not have started off on a bitter note for Zimbabwe's football fraternity. 

Former Zimbabwe Warriors international and Highlanders midfield ace Richard Choruma is no more.

He was 42.

He died at Tembisa hospital in the early hours of today. 

According to media reports, Choruma died after developing stomach complications on New Years Eve. 

He was then admitted at Tembisa on the same hospital until today where he breathed his last.

Highlanders public relations officer Ronald Moyo confirmed Choruma’s death on his Twitter timeline.

“Waking up to the sad news of passing on of Richard Choruma, one of the finest midfielders Bosso has ever had in recent memory. RIP maestro, the Dabuka Express. You will be forever cherished and remembered,” he wrote on Twitter. 

His former Highlanders team mate, Mkhokheli Dube, also paid his respect on Twitter.

“Gone too soon my brother, you will be missed Richo. Devasted by your loss, condolences and prayers to the Choruma family,” wrote Dube.

"Sad morning for the football fratenity as we wake to the sad news of the passing of Former Highlanders Midfielder Richard Choruma.I remember his days playing for Tshilamoya such a talented humble lad. Rest in Peace Richooooo!" said Brighton. 

"Sad to lose a football icon a few days before 2021. There is no denying the midfield brilliance Richard Choruma brought into the Highlanders engine at the turn of the millennium. He fired on all cylinders. Rest in peace Dabuka Express," said sports journalist Farai Diza. 

Choruma also had a stint at South African side Bloemfontein Celtic and he is one of the best midfielder's to ever grace the Zimbabwean game. 

Source: https://www.chronicle.co.zw/former-highlanders-football-club-player-richard-choruma-dies/

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