Local funeral insurance services provider, Doves Zimbabwe laid Charles Yohane to rest today.
The former Zimbabwe national soccer team left-back died on 12 February at the age of 48 in an apparent car-jacking incident.
Reports are saying Yohane was working as a part-time taxi driver and as a coach with an amateur football club and had also set up an academy with his good friend Edelbert Dinha who he played with at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
Yohane was killed after he was car-jacked when he stopped at a traffic light. He was shot in the head in Soweto, South Africa, and his body was discovered the following day.
Zororo-Phumulani an affiliate of Doves Zimbabwe repatriated his body by air from South Africa on Friday morning after conducting a memorial service for the soccer star in Kempton Park last Sunday.
Doves Zimbabwe took over the proceedings yesterday at the Robert Mugabe International Airport and conducted a roadshow. The former Warrior’s body was taken to the Nation Sports stadium, Gwanzura, and Rufaro stadium.
Yohane was finally laid to rest today at Zororo cemetery.
Speaking soon after the burial Mr. Tendai Mangoti, the Zororo-Phumulani Marketing manager thanked all the soccer-loving fans who came to bid farewell to Yohane. “I would like to thank the great number of people from all walks of life who came to bid farewell to Yohane. As you can see he was loved by many and that’s why we made special arrangements with Doves that he gets a sendoff befitting a true warrior”, said Mangoti
Charles Yohane will always be remembered for the pinpoint cross that he delivered for captain Peter Ndlovu to head home for Zimbabwe’s first-ever Africa Cup of Nations goal.