Chris Semakweri

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Chris Semakweri
Chris Semakweri
BornChristopher Semakweri
(1988-07-31) July 31, 1988 (age 35)
  • Footballer.
EmployerChicken Inn Football Club

Christopher Semakweri is a Zimbabwean footballer who plays for MWOS Football Club.[1] MWOS plays in the Northern Region Soccer League.

Semakweri once played for Democratic Republic of Congo giants TP Mazembe.


Christopher Semakweri was born on 31 July 1988.[2]


Semakweri started playing football in 2000 when he was at Seke 4 High School where he used to turn out for training for a club called Barzem F.C. in Chitungwiza.

Semakweri never made it into the team but the players there believed there was a star in him.

He went on to play for Buymore Football Club and CAPS United Football Club[2] before he joined Monomotapa Football Club in 2009 where he played in the Africa Champions League.[3]

Semakweri attracted the attention of Democratic Republic of Congo giants TP Mazembe who signed him.

He however failed to make an impact at the club resulting in him being willing to return to the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League.

He even misled CAPS United to sign him after he presented evidence that his contract with Mazembe had expired.

During the 2016 preseason he trained with Dynamos but he was signed by Chicken Inn, in June 2016, after impressing head coach Rahman Gumbo.[4]

Semakweri joined Golden Eagles Football Club in November 2021 ahead of their maiden Division One campaign.

He joined the club alongside former Dynamos goalkeeper Munyaradzi Diya, another goalkeeper Lloyd Majarira and centrebacks Dominic Mukandi and Raymond Uchena.[5]

In February 2023, Semakweri left Golden Eagles to join another Division One debutant MWOS Football Club.


Semakweri won the CAF Champions League in 2010 with Tout Puissant (TP) Mazembe of DRC and went on to play in the FIFA Club World Cup 2010 against Inter Milan.

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Soccer Accolades

  • Winner's medal Cosafa Cup tournament (2009)
  • Winner's medal CAF Champions League (2009/10)[6]

Asiagate Scandal

Semakweri was among the players that were suspended by ZIFA (now NFAZ) for their involvement in the Asiagate Scandal.

Initially, Semakweri was suspended wholly for one year on condition that a fine of US$ 2 000.00 was paid by 31st December 2012[7]

He was however cleared for his of any wrongdoing together with players such as Khama Billiat, Willard Katsande, Ovidy Karuru and Evans Chikwaikwai.[8]

CAPS United Contract mix up

In 2011, CAPS United announced that they had signed Semakweri and Darryl Nyandoro on a three-year contract.

According to CAPS United sources, Semakweri received his signing-on fees.[9] It, however, emerged that Semakweri was still contracted to TP Mazembe resulting in him apologising to TP Mazembe for misleading CAPS United that he was out of contract.[10]


  1. Veteran striker Chris Semakweri joins MWOS from Golden Eagles, ZimSports Connect, Published: 11 February 2023, Retrieved: 16 February 2023
  2. 2.0 2.1 , Grace Chirumanzu, Off the field, The Zimbabwean, published: July 31, 2009, retrieved: June 21, 2016
  3. , Simba Mushati,Samakwere ready to quit Mazembe, SuperSport, published: December 24, 2010, retrieved: June 21, 2016
  4. , Chicken Inn sign Samakweri and Darryl Nyandoro, Soccer24, published: June 21, 2016, retrieved: June 21, 2016
  5. “Forgotten” Winger Chris Samakwere Joins Golden Eagles, Pindula News, Published: 25 November 2021, Retrieved: 16 February 2023
  6. , Christopher Semakweri, Transfer Markt, published: No Date Given, retrieved: June 21, 2016
  7. , ZIFA Releases Final List Of Fines And Suspensions; New Technical Team, 3 Men on A Boat, published: November 12, 2012, retrieved: June 21, 2016
  8. , Karuru, Billiat, Katsande cleared in match fixing probe, New Zimbabwe, published: May 4, 2012, retrieved: June 21, 2016
  9. , Samakwere is our man: Caps, Herald, published: December 15, 2011, retrieved: June 21, 2016
  10. , Eddie Chikamhi, Caps lose Samakwere, Nyandoro, Herald, published: April 12, 2012, retrieved: June 21, 2016

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