Dumi: Hello, I’m ok e-Diski, thanks. Sorry for coming to you a bit late.
e-Diski: No worries at all. Where are you?
Dumi: I’m still in Bulawayo, here in Zim.
e-Diski: Do you have any family?
Dumi: Yes I do. I’m married to Precious and we are blessed with 3 lovely kids, a boy and two girls.
e-Diski: That’s really great. So, what are you doing now?
Dumi: At the moment I’m just running my construction and bore hole drilling company.
e-Diski: Wow, all the best with that. What was your nickname when you played football?
Dumi: My nick name was or is SAVIMBI.
e-Diski: Of course I remember. How did you get it?
Dumi: The no non-sence attitude during matches earned me that nick name.
e-Diski: When was your defining or breakthrough moment?
Dumi: My breakthrough moment was in 1984 in the Chibuku Trophy vs Bata Power at BF.
e-Diski: Where were you and what were you doing before then?
Dumi: I was at High School doing my O’ Level.
e-Diski: What was your memorable moment?
Dumi: My memorable moment it’s when we beat Go Mahia of Kenya in the Africa Cup Winners Cup 4-2 on aggregate. I was name Man of the Match.
e-Diski: Who was your best teammate to play with?
Dumi: My best teammate was Tobias Nyamudyambanje.
e-Diski: Ahh, ok. Who was your toughest opponent?
Dumi: I didn’t encounter any tough opponents really, instead I was the one giving opposite strikers torrid times
e-Diski: What do you think of the game today?
Dumi: The game today is more commercial these days and it is no longer interesting like it was many years before.
e-Diski: True that. It’s like plastic, hahaha. Which is the best football team at the moment?
Dumi: At the moment Hwange F.C. is enjoying good administration and I commend them for a job well done. They have good support from the community and of course they are playing well.
e-Diski: Who is the best player?
Dumi: I rate Canaan Nkomo of Chicken Inn as one of the best players in the Castle Premier League.
e-Diski: What music do you listen to?
Dumi: I listen to Gospel Music.
e-Diski: Which is your favourite movie?
Dumi: The Spy Who Loves Me.
e-Diski: That’s a nice one. And the actor?
Dumi: James Bond.
e-Diski: Thanks very much for your time and chat, and may God bless you.
Dumi: God bless you too.
Dumisani Nyoni had a lot of pace and attacking initiative as a left back. The great part of the greatest ever Highlanders Football Club, he played alongside Titus Majola, Mercedes Sibanda, Peter Nkomo, Willard Khumalo, Madinda Ndlovu, to name but a few. He was probably the best defender in Africa in his position at that time. He is the father of the gifted Vusa Nyoni who plays football in Europe.