Former CAPS United and national team player Friday Phiri has passed away. Affectionately known as Breakdown, Phiri has admitted at the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals almost a week ago. Doctors were reportedly carrying out various tests to determine what the former footballer is suffering from.
Phiri’s friends had been contributing towards his welfare through financial contributions as well as paying directly for his medical bills. Some of the players who had been contributing to Phiri’s welfare include Charlie Johns, Carlos Max, Charles Sibanda, Joe Mugabe, Frank Nyamukuta and Mpumelelo Dzowa among other members.
Former players based in the United Kingdom had been making plans to stage a fundraising match on the 28th of October in Birmingham. The proceeds were supposed to go towards the upkeep of Phiri and Mandigora. The match had been dubbed ” David Mandigora and Friday Phiri Fundraising Match.”