Zimbabwe's Hardlife Zvirekwi loses hand in a car crash

Zimbabwe's Hardlife Zvirekwi loses hand in a car crash
Hardlife Zvirekwi

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Mar 14, 2018. 18:30

News coming from Zimbabwe is that Caps United skipper Hardlife Zvirekwi was involved in horrific accident causing his hand to be amputated.

The Warriors international’s hand was amputated from the wrist and, according to the doctors, he will miss the first half of the 2018 Castle Lager Premiership season.

Team manager, Shakespear Chinogwenya, said Zvirekwi was coming from a friend’s birthday celebration, where he was one of the invited guests, when the accident occurred.

Zvirekwi was alone in his vehicle and is said to have failed to control his car in a curve near East 24 in Harare resulting in his car rolling several times.

“His fingers and palm have been amputated. The doctors said he can start playing during the second half of the season. That’s the information we have at the moment,” said CEO Cuthbert Chitima to the News Day.

Chinogwenya said the news come as a huge blow to the club, but he thanked God the player is alive.

“It’s really sad. A huge blow for us, but we thank God that he is alive. He failed to negotiate a curve near East 24 when he was coming from a party. He was alone in the vehicle and he suffered a fractured hand,” said Chinogwenya.

Zvirekwi led United to their first championship in 2016 and also shepherded the squad to a historic group stage of the CAF Champions League last season.

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