Zimbabwe and SuperSport United goalkeeper George Chigova has tragically passed away after reportedly suffering a heart attack.
The 32-year-old reportedly collapsed and passed away after it was reported that he had been diagnosed with a heart ailment.
Chigova has previously played for Aces Youth Soccer Academy, Gunners Harare, Dynamos FC, Polokwane City and SuperSport while also representing the Zimbabwean national team.
The news of his passing comes a week after the AmaZulu striker lost his life after his battle with cancer.
SuperSport United have since released the following statement on his passing, which reads:
“It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of former SuperSport United player, George Chigova.”
“George had two stints with the club, having joined us in 2014 from Dynamos in Zimbabwe. He rejoined SuperSport in 2020 after having played for Polokwane City from 2015. While he just started seven games for the club, he formed a great backup and training partner for the likes of Ronwen Williams, Ricardo Goss and Boalefa Pule. He also represented his country, Zimbabwe, making 32 appearances.
“George was a great club man, a gentle giant loved by current and former player and everyone at the club.
“Even though his official time with SuperSport United ended in June 2023, he was a regular visitor to the training ground and stadium to support the team.
“We convey our deepest condolences to his family and friends both in South Africa and in Zimbabwe during this difficult and very sad time.
“May his soul rest in peace.”
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