Tichaona Mabvura
Tichaona Mabvura Biography
EducationMutare Boys High School
EmployerManica Diamonds Football Club
Known forBeing a footballer
Spouse(s)Tatenda Masaka
RelativesThomas, Tatenda and Takudzwa Mabvura

Tichaona "Candy" Mabvura is a Zimbabwean footballer who plays as a midfielder for Manica Diamonds Football Club in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League.


He was born and bred in Mutare.[1] His father died in 2017.[2]


Tichaona Mabvura is the oldest in a family of four, and his younger brothers Thomas, Tatenda and Takudzwa in 2017 were playing for lower division side Deportivo La Sakubva.[3]


Mabvura is married to Tatenda Masaka.[2]


He went to Zamba Primary School before Sakubva Secondary School. Tichaona Mabvura later transferred to Mutare Boys High School.[3][2]


Mabvura's career began in Mutare where he turned out for Deportivo La Sakubva as a 10-year-old in the early 2000s and rose through the ranks up to the Under-17 team.

He also had short stints at Mutare United and Buffaloes. It was at the Youth Games in 2010 that his claim to fame came after he helped Manicaland Province win a gold medal.

Consequently, Mabvura was picked for the national Under-20 team, which won bronze at the Cosafa tournament in Botswana the same year.

Mabvura joined Manica Diamonds in May 2021 on a free transfer after his contract with Ngezi Platinum F.C. expired in December 2020. He had spent five years with Ngezi Platinum. In 2016, Tichaona Mabvura helped Ngezi Platinum win the Chibuku Super Cup in their maiden season in the topflight, which earned them a berth in the CAF Confederation Cup.

He was part of the 2017 Soccer Stars finalists while he also won two important individual awards at his club by end of the 2017 season. Mabvura scored eight goals and assisted 15 others in the 2016-2017 PSL season.

He won four league titles with Dynamos during his five-year stay. It was Lloyd Mutasa who brought Mabvura to Dynamos in 2011. Mutasa had trained with Mabvura when he was still in school at Mutare Boys High and that time Mutasa was the coach for Highway. [3][1][2]


He has four league title medals, two Mbada Diamonds Cup medals, one Chibuku trophy medal, three Bob Cup medals and two Charity shields.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mabvura joins Manica Diamonds, H-Metro, Published: May 7, 2021, Retrieved: November 13, 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 STYLISH MABVURA TURNS CORNER, H-Metro, Published: January 26, 2018, Retrieved: November 13, 2021
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Mabvura: The gem DeMbare rejected, The Standard, Published: November 12, 2017, Retrieved: November 13, 2021