Football legend Joe ‘Kode’ Mugabe’s body arrives for burial

Zimstar Sports

The body of late Caps United football legend, Joe Mugabe, who died aged 53 in his UK base early this month, finally arrived home Sunday afternoon for burial in Harare Tuesday.

Kode from Mabvuku, as the football star was affectionately known during his heyday late 1990s, succumbed to cancer in Reading, United Kingdom where he relocated for greener pastures at the turn of the millennium.

His body was received by friends and relatives at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport.

Mugabe was vice-captain of the all-conquering Caps United side that clinched the club’s first ever league championship 1996.

He had a stellar career in a green shirt which saw him nominated for soccer star of the year finalist four times in 1994, 1995, 1996 and 2001.

Mugabe’s burial shall be the second involving a Zimbabwe football legend in a few days following that of all-time football great George ‘Mastermind’ Shaya Saturday.