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Former Black Rhinos star Gift Kamuriwo dies

BLACK Rhinos legend Gift “Guava” Kamuriwo has died.

He was 47.

Kamuriwo, who also played for the Warriors in the early 2000s passed on at a military hospital this Tuesday morning. Kamuriwo was also Black Rhinos’ team manager in the 2019 – 2020 season.

Former Rhinos organising secretary Wellington Mabiginye who served during the same time Kamuriwo was the team manager confirmed the sad development.

“It’s sad l have received word that Gift” Guava Kamuriwo” has died. “He has been unwell for some time,” he said.

Early this year, Kamuriwo was banned from participating in any football related activity for a period of three years as from the 1st of January 2020.

Kamuriwo who was Black Rhinos’ team manager last season was involved in a match-fixing incident in the 3-0 defeat against Herentals in October.

Kamuriwo confessed to the club’s executive that he received money from Herentals official Oliver Chirenga to influence the outcome of the game. He revealed this following internal investigations after his bosses raised a red flag.

The issue was reported to the Premier Soccer League who delivered their judgement. ■

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