Tributes pour in for women’s football pioneer David Dube

By Staff Reporter

Tributes have poured in following the death of veteran women’s football administrator and founder of women’s football club DD Sunshine, David Dube.

Dube died on Saturday morning after struggling with stroke for a long time.

For so many years, Dube dedicated his life in supporting DD Sunshine and has also been helping women footballers in so many ways including education.

Speaking after Dube’s death, National Women Football Association president Sugzo Ngwira-Simbi described Dube’s death as a big loss to the country.

David Dube

“We cannot talk about women’s football in Malawi without mentioning the name David Dube. He was a father to many women footballers. He is the man behind the success of our national team- the Scorchers.”

One of Malawi and Africa’s current best women footballers Italy-based Tabitha Chawinga, has described Dube as the greatest man who helped her to be one of the best footballers in the World.

She wrote on her Facebook page, “I am deeply saddened and heartbroken by the passing on of the father and founder of the team, DD Sunshine, that groomed and nurtured me to be where i am today. May your soul rest in peace.”

Dube formed DD Sunshine in 1999 when he was working as the General Secretary for the Football Association of Malawi (FAM).

Over the years the team has produced great talent like Tabitha and her sister, Temwa, who plies her trade in China.