Ex-Zambia coach and midfielder Boniface Simutowe has died at the age of 65.
His younger brother Levy Simutowe said “Chitapo Chimo” died on Tuesday morning at Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital in Lusaka after an illness.
“It is true, he died in the early hours of Tuesday morning. He has been in and out of hospital because of illness,” Levy said.
Simutowe won a silver medal with the famous 1974 Zambia squad at that year’s Africa Cup in Egypt.
He played for Roan United, Broken Hill Warriors now Kabwe Warriors and Red Arrows between 1966 and 1979.
Simutowe coached Kabwe Warriors, Red Arrows and Profound Warriors now called Napsa Stars.
His long involvement with the national team began in 1982 when he was named assistant to coach Brightwell Banda.
Simutowe was made Zambia caretaker coach in 1992 following the resignation of his boss Samuel”Zoom”Ndhlovu.
Meanwhile, Simutowe is survived by a wife Grace Daka and six children.