Black Rhinos FC

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Black Rhinos Football Club
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Full nameBlack Rhinos Football Club
Nickname(s)Chauya Chipembere
GroundRufaro Stadium/ NSS
OwnerZimbabwe Defence Forces
CoachHerbert Maruwa
LeagueZimbabwe Premier Soccer League
WebsiteClub home page

Black Rhinos Football Club is a Zimbabwean Premier soccer league football club owned by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces.


Black Rhinos was founded in 1982 as a splinter club from Highlanders FC.[1] The club was created by the Zimbabwe Defence forces. The are most known for having come straight from Division One to win the Premier Soccer League championship. Black Rhinos won the Northern Region Division One championship in 1984 and went on to win the then Super League championship in their first year on 1985.


Players that have played for Black Rhinos include:

  • Lazarus Muhoni
  • Gift Kamuriwo
  • Japhet Muparutsa
  • Max Ruza
  • Simbarashe Manzungu
  • Ephraigm Mazarura
  • Douglas Ndalama
  • Selemani Phiri
  • Rowan Nenzou
  • Brighton Chandisaita


  • Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League titles:
    • 1984
    • 1987
  • CAF competitions record:
    • 1988: Quarterfinalists Africa Cup of Champions Club (now called Champions League)
    • 2003: Quarterfinalists CAF Cup

Former Managers

  1. Droment Chirova
  2. Moses Chunga
  3. Nesbert Saruchera
  4. Stanford Mtizwa
  5. Eddie May
  6. Keagan Mumba

Greatest Players who played for Chauya Chipembere

  1. Japhet Muparutsa
  2. Stanford Ndunduma
  3. Lazarus Muhoni
  4. Gift Kamuriwo
  5. Rowan Nenzou
  6. Brighton Chandisaita
  7. Ephraigm Mazarura

Current Coach

Hebert Maruva

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  1. Zimbabwe (and Rhodesia) Champions, The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, Published:7 April 2016 , Retrieved: 4 May 2016