Pindula:Weekly featured article/June 2015, Week 23
George Shaya "Mastermind" is perhaps the best footballing icon to have played for Dynamos Football Club. Shaya had a very
glittering career with the Glamour boys which saw him being crowned footballer of the year a record five times in his illustrious career with Dembare. Of the five times times that he was named player of the year, three of those were consecutive years, 1975, 1976 and 1977.
In term of personal accolades, Shaya remains the most successful player in the domestic league. Although he did not have a very long career with the then Rhodesian national team, he was still an outstanding player as he went on to captain the national side in colonial Zimbabwe.
Having carved a reputation as a midfield genius, he had countless moments of brilliance which endeared him to the Dembare faithfuls. Arguably his most spectacular moment was when he curled a winning free-kick against Zimbabwe Saints Football Club which won Dembare the Castle Cup in 1976.