Flames assistant coach Young Chimodzi has de¬scribed former Silver Strikers and national team goalkeeper Ganizani Masiye, who died on Friday at Partners Private Hospital in Lilongwe, as a humble man.
Ganizani, aged 46, died while serving as Central Re¬gion Football Committee (CRFC) general secretary having held the same position at Silver Strikers.
He also served as team manager for Silver.
Chimodzi said Masiye should be remembered as a legend who dedicated his time for the good of the game of football.
"Iplayed alongside Ganizani Masiye at both Sil¬ver Strikers and national team and also worked with him at Reserve Bank of Malawi," Chimodzi said.
"He was a humble and co-operative person. He was very co-operative even when I became his coach at Silver."
Silver Strikers general secretary Owen Munthali also said Ganizani helped him to develop his administration skills.
"It's sad to lose such kind of a person considering that he served for the national team and Silver Strikers," Munthali said.
"He was a humble person and helped me a lot while I was his vice general secretary at Silver."
CRFC chairman Austin Ajawa also said he was shocked with the death of Masiye.
"He said the soccer fraterni¬ty should remember him for his contribution to the national team and Silver."
Astatement from Fam, also said the association would miss his services.
"He was a hard worker and he played a big role in event management in recent high profile matches which were played in Lilongwe—the last of which was against Ghana. We will certainly miss him. What a blow," the statement, signed by Fam general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda, said.
The goalkeeper was part of the East and Central Africa Se¬nior Challenge Cup in 1988.
Ganizani, the first child in a family of five, was born on De¬cember 26, 1966.
He did his primary school at Demonstrations School be¬fore being selected to pursue his secondary education at Bwaila Secondary School.
He is surivived by three children two of them Phillip Masiye plays for Blue Eagles and Mphatso for Silver Reserve.
According to the funeral programme released by Fam, the body of Ganizani Masiye would be laid to rest Sunday at Area 25 cemetery.
He hailed from Nkhwitsi Village, Traditional Authority Ndindi in Salima District.