Lloyd Chigowe

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Lloyd Chigowe
Lloyd Chigowe Biography
Known forBeing a football coach

Lloyd "MaBlanyo" Chigowe is a Zimbabwean football coach. He coached Dynamos in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League.


He was born in Mbare. As of November 2018, Chigowe is married to Thandiwe.

Steve Chigowe's eldest daughter Chido has a Social Science degree, Danai is into film production while Rutendo has a Diploma in Designing. His youngest is Lloyd Junior.

Footbaler Devon Chafa is Chigowe's nephew, Chafa's mother is his blood sister.[1]


Chigowe studied studied journalism at CCOSA in 1989 and had a short attachment stint with The Herald in 1990. He also has a diploma in Human Resources Management and another one in Business Studies from Harare Polytechnic.[1]


In 2018, Lloyd Chigowe was appointed Dynamos caretaker coach taking over from Lloyd Mutasa. Chigowe helped Dynamos survive relegation.[2]

Chigowe was given a three-year contract after he managed to save the club from relegation.[3]

On 23 April 2019, Dynamos fired Chigowe together with his backroom staff of Murape Murape, Expense Chitukutu and Marlon Jani following a 1-0 loss to Herentals Football Club.[4]

National Team

Steve Kwashi and Chigowe coached the Zimbabwe Under-17 team that qualified for the first Africa Youth Championship in 1997. The team included Murape Murape who became Steve Chigowe's assistant at Dynamos.[2]


MaBlanyo resigned as Dynamos Juniors coach in July 2022 over age-cheating allegations involving the club's Under-17 team.

Dynamos was disqualified from the Marvelous Nakamba Foundation Invitational Under-17 tournament held in Bulawayo in June for fielding Dylan Gumbe who was reportedly 22 years old and Vusimusi Ngwenya who was said to be 20.

Chigowe confirmed on 26 July that he had resigned from the club but gave a different reason for the move.[5] He said:

Yes, I resigned from Dynamos last week. I am now the chairman of Zimbabwe junior football Harare Province and also the national acting chairman. So I thought it was for the good of my standing to resign from being a coach.


Chigowe is credited for grooming the likes of Devon Chafa, Chamu Musanhu, Misheck Mapika, Gilbert Mushangazhike, Innocent Musapenda, Tichaona Diya, Garikayi Mukangairwa, Hope Chihota, Mike Maringa and Ernest Masango-Chigama, Boniface Kabwe and Alex Chasweka.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 A journo, a coach, a family man, The Sunday Mail, Publisheed: November 4, 2018, Retrieved: May 19, 2022
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eddie Chikamhi, Chigowe already planning ahead, The Herald, Published: November 16, 2018, Retrieved: May 19, 2022
  3. Eddie Chikamhi, Chigowe fired. . .‘My face is not the most popular in Harare right now’, The Chronicle, Published: April 5, 2019, Retrieved: May 19, 2022
  4. Lloyd Chigowe Fired!, Soccer24, Published: April 23, 2019, Retrieved: May 19, 2022
  5. Tadious Manyepo, Age cheating saga: Mablanyo resigns, Herald Zimbabwe, Published: 27 July 2022, Retrieved 27 July 2022
  6. Tadious Manyepo, How ‘Mablanyo’ saved Devon Chafa’s career, The Herald1, Published: 28 January 2023, Retrieved: 10 February 2023

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