Francisco Zekumbawire
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Born (1990-08-06) August 6, 1990 (age 30)
  • Footballer
EmployerAzam FC, Tanzania
Known forBeing A Footballer

Francisco Zekumbawire is a Zimbabwean footballer who plays the position of striker. He featured in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League for teams such as Hwange Football Club, Dynamos and Harare City before departing joining Tanzanian giants Azam in August 2016.


He was born on 6 August 1990.[1]


Zekumbawire played for Hwange Football Club before joining Dynamos Football Club for a short stint in 2013, marred by injury.[2] He then joined Harare City midway through the 2013 season[3]which he left in August 2016 for Tanzanian club Azam FC.

Francisco Zekumbawire has also featured for the national team affectionately known as the Zimbabwe Warriors at the 2016 edition of the Africa Nations Championships which were held in Rwanda.[4]

Transfer Rumours

In August 2016, Zekumbariwe was rumoured to have been offered a two-week trial stint with Tanzanian side, Azam FC. He was then scheduled to proceed to Morocco to train with giants Casablanca for another week.

Harare City media liaison officer, Hope Chizuzu confirmed the development,

He always had promise as a player, being on the books of several teams. We don’t stand in the way to shut such opportunities for a player. He left this morning. The club agreed to the trials and he left the country with our blessings.

[5] In August 2016, Zekumbawire joined Tanzanian side Azam FC which also featured former Highlanders Football Club player Bruce Kangwa. His manager, George Deda confirmed the move,

“I can confirm that Zvekumbaire has joined Azam on a two year deal."


  1. #25 Francisco Zekumbawira, Transfer Markt, published: No Date Given, retrieved: August 15, 2016
  2. Thandiwe Moyo, Zekumbawira returns to BF in Bob 90, NewsDay, published: February 13, 2014, retrieved: August 15, 2016
  3. Fortune Mbele,Highlanders seek Harare City revenge, Standard, published: February 16, 2016, retrieved: August 19, 2016
  4. [1], Herald, published: January 13, 2016, retrieved: August 19, 2016
  5. Chipo Sabeta, Zekumbawira fly out for trials, H-Metro, published: August 12, 2016, retrieved: August 16, 2016