A promising soccer star reportedly collapsed mid-match in Bulawayo and was rushed to the hospital by the school head only to be pronounced dead on arrival the Chronicle reports.
18-year-old Mpopoma High School pupil Cedric Dube was on the day in question playing for ZIFA’s Bulawayo province division 3 Talent Vision match against Bulawayo City when his life abruptly ended.
The headmaster who carried Cedric to Mpilo hospital narrated the ordeal and said:
Cedric was chasing the ball and he just fell and there were calls for me to assist carry the boy to the hospital since I was the only spectator with a car close by. I drove my car to the centre of the field and together with team manager Jacqualine Ngwenya and one Khulekani Siziba we carried the boy and put him in my car,
At that moment I was convinced the lad would soon be with us again. We were attended to by a female doctor with a Moyo surname and after a few moments, she came back with the most devastating news. She told us that she tried all she could but the boy was already dead when we put him on a stretcher from my car. Inyembezi zendoda ziphelela esifubeni but that day it wasnt the case with me. It didnt matter that the boy was not my relative as I was only a spectactor because of my love for the game but surely why would he die just like that. I thought of his peers, his parents who at that time knew nothing of the tragic turn of events
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