He made over 300 appearances in the famous gold and black Kaizer Chiefs jersey, but left before his 30th birthday… Do you remember Amakhosi’s midfield general from the 2000s?
Check out Nengomasha in action in the gallery above!
Tinashe Nengomasha joined Chiefs as a tenacious 19-year-old from Black Aces Harare, going on to secure a regular spot in the heart of the midfield for almost 11 years before it was decided that he would be moving on in 2012.
‘The General’ won the Coca Cola Cup, SAA Supa8, Absa Cup, three Telkom Knockout trophies and two Absa Premiership titles during his time with the Amakhosi, making that number eight jersey his own over the course of a decade.
But eight years ago it was announced that the Zimbabwean hardman would be making a move away from the Glamour Boys at the age of 29-years-old after a very successful spell at Naturena that saw him also win individual awards such as the PSL Player of the Year and Player’s Player of the Year back in 2003/2004.
Club chairman, Kaizer Motaung, spoke fondly of the midfield man at the time of his exit as he called him a ‘fighter’ who ‘earned respect’, and was quoted in June 2012 as saying, “I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Club to thank Tinashe Nengomasha for the contribution he has made to the Club since joining us as a youngster back in 2002. From the first day he came to the Club he was someone you knew you could trust and would never let you down on the pitch.
“He always carried himself as a professional and his dedication on the pitch was second to none. He was a fighter and earned respect not only from his teammates but his peers in the Premier League and fans alike.
“Parting ways is not always easy but all good things do come to an end. Change alone always comes with mixed feelings, but we are very confident that Tinashe will succeed where ever he goes to continue with his career. He was a great servant for the Club and we will forever cherish the years he spent with us and we would like to wish him all the best in his new endeavours.”
Nengomasha went on to play for the likes of Bidvest Wits, Mpumalanga Black Aces and Cape Town All Stars during his career, and played more than 30 times for his nation.