Orlando Pirates Chigova

Orlando Pirates react to George Chigova’s passing. Image: @orlandopirates/X.

Orlando Pirates’ statement on Chigova

DStv Premiership giants Orlando Pirates have sent a message to SuperSport United and George Chigova’s family.

Orlando Pirates Chigova

Orlando Pirates react to George Chigova’s passing. Image: @orlandopirates/X.

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As reported on Wednesday, the 32-year-old star died after suffering a heart attack, the club confirmed on Wednesday.

“It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of former SuperSport United player, George Chigova,” United said.

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“We convey our deepest condolences to his family and friends both in South Africa and in Zimbabwe during this difficult and very sad time.

“May his soul rest in peace 🕊,” SuperSport added.

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“Orlando Pirates is saddened by the passing of goalkeeper George Chigova,” the note said.

“On behalf of the extended Orlando Pirates family, we convey our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Chigova family,” the club concluded.


Born in Harare, Chigova began at Aces Youth in 2009. He then moved to Gunners Harare before the dream move to local giants Dynamos in 2012.

Chigova’s major career leap was in 2014 to SuperSport United. He later moved to Polokwane City before returning to Matsatsantsa a Pitori for his second stint in 2020.

SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt explains keeper George Chigova’s situation Image Source (@GeorgeChigova/Instagram)
Chigova in action for United in the DStv Premiership. Image: @supersportunitedfc/X.

His accolades included the 2014/15 league title with SuperSport, as well as eight caps in the national colours of the Zimbabwe Warriors.

Thank you for the football and Rest in Peace mfowethu.

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