Nqobizitha Maenzanise

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Nqobizitha Maenzanise
BornNqobizitha Maenzanise
(1969-01-22) January 22, 1969 (age 51)
DiedMpilo Hospital
Cause of deathDiabetes and Tuberculosis
EducationSt Columbus High School
  • Soccer Player
Home townBulawayo

The late Nqobizitha Maenzanise was a Zimbabwean professional footballer who played for Amazulu Football Club. He also once played for Highlanders Football Club as a midfielder.


Nqobizitha was born on 22 January 1969 and died 17 February 2014.[1]


He did his secondary education at St Columbus High School in Bulawayo[1]


Maenzanise started his playing career at Merlin Husk and then went on to play for Highlanders from 1985 to 1991 competing for a place in the team that had the likes of Titus Majola and Willard Khumalo. He later joined Zimbabwe Saints Football Club from Highlanders Football Club in 1991 where he stayed for two season and left for Durban where he played for premier sides D' Alberton Callies and Royal Tigers. On relegation of Tigers in 1994 he came back home and tried signing for Shu Shine but his clearance was blocked and the transfer did not materialise since Shu Shine got relegated and he had to settle for Amazulu where he became the club captain.[2]

National Team Caps

Maenzanise earned his first cap for the national team in 1997 at the age of 28 against Angola in Luanda after coming on for Lloyd Chitembwe and at one end captained the Warriors.

Teams Played For

  • Merlin Husk (Division 1, 1985)
  • Highlanders
  • Zimbabwe Saints
  • D' Alberton Callies
  • Royal Tigers
  • Amazulu

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  1. 1.0 1.1 [1], ‘’The Herald Story’’, Published: 18 February 2014, Retrieved: August 12, 2019
  2. Japhet Ncube, ‘’Horizon Score’’, Published August 1997, Retrieved: 11 August 2019