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The Final Whistle: Remembering Davie "Becks" Moya

Davie died on 2nd May at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe after long illness. Davie died on 2nd May at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe after long illness.

On May 2nd, Silver Strikers Football Club's faithfulls woke up to news that one of their sons Davie Moya is no more. Moya's death didn't just touch the bankers family alone, but the whole football fraternity because he was an inspiration to many with the way he presented himself in the field of play. Looking at him in Silver jersey in hasty, one would easily have mistaken him for Peter Odemwingie formerly of West Bromwich Albion because they were both colored.

In the heart of Silver Strikers' football legacy, Davie "Becks" Moya epitomized the essence of skill and finesse. His journey began on dusty streets, honing his craft with nothing but a ball and a dream. From these humble beginnings, Moya rose to prominence, his name echoing through stadiums, his boots leaving a trail of magic on the pitch.

Nicknamed "Becks" for his uncanny playing resemblance to the legendary David Beckham, Moya possessed a deadly precision when it came to dead ball situations. Free kicks were his canvas, and with each strike, he painted masterpieces that mesmerized crowds and left goalkeepers helpless.

But as the cheers faded and the final whistle blew, Moya's life took an unexpected turn. News of his sudden illness spread like wildfire, shaking the football community to its core. The vibrant midfielder, once full of life and passion, now battled silently against the relentless onslaught of illness.

Despite the best efforts of medical professionals and unwavering support from fans, Moya's condition deteriorated. The whispers of hope grew fainter as his body succumbed to the relentless assault of organ failure.

In the quiet of the night, surrounded by loved ones and memories of glory on the pitch, Davie "Becks" Moya took his final breath at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe. His departure left an indelible mark on the football fraternity, a reminder of the fragility of life and the transient nature of fame.

As tributes poured in from teammates, rivals, and fans alike, one thing remained certain: Moya's legacy would endure, etched in the annals of football history alongside the greats he once emulated.

His former teammate Blessings Tembo, though out of words after being shocked by Moya's death, described the ex bankers attacker as more than a friend and said he shall remember him for his ability to be friendly with everyone, a character he never lost throughout his playing time and even after he hanged up his boots.

He did not only play for the Lilongwe giants but also had a short but fruitful time as a trainee coach at the youth setup where alongside Rodrick Gonani, another ex-bankers player guided the under 20 side to the FCB Under 20 championship (then FMB) in 2016 after defeating Ntopwa super boys by a goal to nil in the final at Mzuzu Stadium.

At his peak, Moya was unstoppable. Wasn't easy to find a place in the star studied Silver Strikers of his time, but the late Moya did amazingly great when given opportunity to play and helped the bankers to three consecutive super league titles, the last one coming in 2014, apparently the last domestic league title for the Lilongwe giants as well.
during his playing career, Moya turned out for Blue Eagles Fc, Civo Service United, Silver Strikers and finished at the now defunct Epac United in 2015.

Though his presence in the field of play happened almost a decade ago, his spirit lives on in every free kick, every moment of brilliance, and every heart touched by the beautiful game. Farewell, Davie "Becks" Moya. Your legend will never fade.

 

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Last modified on Thursday, 09/05/2024

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