Today in the economic hub of Johannesburg, in South Africa Zimbabwe Achievers awards will honor football legend George Shaya, New Zimbabwe reports. The awards which will be held tonight in Joburg at the Melrose Arch will be graced by 77-year-old Dembare legend Shaya who went to Joburg with his wife Agnes yesterday. Speaking about the awards, Innocent Tsumba told the publication that:
We have decided to recognise and give respect to certain individuals who contributed to entertainment, for lifting up the sports and we thought that we must recognise George Shaya.
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I think arguably he is the greatest soccer player ever to emerge from Zimbabwe. Maybe it’s just unfortunate he played at during that time because had he played now, he could be playing for clubs like Barcelona FC or one of the big clubs in Europe.
Those who watched him live playing say the man was amazing on the pitch and the whole stadium would spend the entire 90 minutes standing cheering and enjoying the nimble footed soccer star.
So there is nowhere someone like Shaya, a five-time soccer star of the Year, 11 times finalists on the calendar should not be recognised for his contribution to sport
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