The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has unveiled the George Shaya Benefit Fund to help football legend George Shaya who is suffering from dementia. The fund will have a financial package as well as a medical fund, for the Shaya who has hit hard times of late. Zifa president Phillip Chiyangwa personally donated $300 to the Shaya family, as he waits for the legalities and paperwork to set up the fund.
Said Chiyangwa :
As an association we felt it was important that we play a leading role in ensuring that someone like George Shaya gets the help he badly wants right now.
This isn’t an ordinary footballer, but one who took this game to a new level during his playing days, delighting us at a time when we were fans, and it would be wrong for football to be seen as if it is turning it’s back on such a legend.
For us this is just a start and we hope to make this a very big thing because we have to make a difference to the way football was run in this country.