Vitalis Takawira

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Vitalis Takawira
Vitalis Takawira, Zimbabwean Footballers
Vitalis Takawira
Born (1972-09-24) September 24, 1972 (age 48)
Other namesDigital
  • Sports Developer
Known forBeing part of the 1990s Zimbabwe Soccer Team
Spouse(s)Chipo Takawira

Vitalis "Digital" Takawira is a former football legend who played for Dynamos Football Club as well as the Zimbabwe National Soccer Team from the early 1990s. He belongs to the golden generation of Zimbabwean football which was coached by Reinhard Fabisch.


Takawira was born on 24 September 1972.[1] Takawira is married to Chipo and the couple have four kids including two twin babies.[2]

Football career

He rose to fame playing for popular Harare outfit, Dynamos, where he was top goal scorer for five seasons. Takawira was the top scorer in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League three times. He played his first game for the Zimbabwe National Team in 1992 against South Africa and he also scored his first goal for he national team. Zimbabwe won the game 4-1 courtesy of goals from Peter Ndlovu (2) and Rahman Gumbo.Takawira spent the next four years with Kansas City, playing 110 games, with 29 goals scored and 19 assists in the league.[2]

In the USA, he signed with Major League Soccer side Kansas City Wiz (later Wizards) in 1996. After leaving MLS, Takawira moved down to the A-League , where he played for Milwaukee Rampage and Milwaukee Wave United. He was named A-League MVP in 2000 and helped Rampage to the league title in 2002. He then signed with the Milwaukee Wave before finally retiring from his playing career in 2004.[2]

Coaching career

Takawira worked as a youth development soccer coach for Lake Country United Soccer in Hartland, Wisconsin in USA.[2]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 , THE DIGITAL IS ALIVE AND WELL,Dembare.Coms, published:8 Dec 2015,retrieved:15 Apr 2015"