The Sunday Mail
HOSPITALISED Dynamos skipper, Partson Jaure, is recovering remarkably after undergoing a head operation last Sunday and there is heightened optimism within his family, the defender’s wife, Fadzai, has revealed. The 29-year-old Warriors centre-back suffered serious head injuries in a car accident on March 22.
It is believed that he has a 50-50 chance of returning to action.
Jaure reportedly lost control of his vehicle before it rammed into a tree in a near-fatal accident that left the defender with a depressed skull.
“Partson is recovering well, we can even talk now,” Fadzai told The Sunday Mail Sport.
However, the last two weeks have not been easy for the 25-year-old mother of two.
Getting her to talk about the ordeal was naturally difficult, especially for someone who is ordinarily media shy.
“Personally, I prefer to keep a low profile, but I guess I have to speak out given the circumstances. It has not been easy for me since that Sunday morning when I received the call from my mother-in-law,” she said.
She was still very deep in her sleep when the phone rang, at around 4am, on that fateful Sunday. What made the call more suspicious was that it was coming from her mother-in-law at that odd hour.
Fadzai was not at all prepared for what she heard from the other end of the call.
She is studying towards a degree in Supply Chain Management at Chinhoyi University of Technology, and was in the Mashonaland West town when she received the dreadful call. “My mother-in-law called me early in the morning, around 4am, that Sunday, informing me about the accident.
“It was difficult to digest her message. I was shocked and afraid at the same time.”
Jaure underwent an operation at Health Point in Harare last Sunday.
After the nine-hour operation, his doctors said the Warriors defender was on the mend.
However, for Fadzai those were the longest hours of her life.
“Partson is a humble guy, which makes him an easy-going husband and partner. He is a loving father and a very supportive husband.
“So, I was wondering why on earth something that bad could happen to a nice person like him. I kept on praying and praying for him.
“We have young children, they need their father. At least the situation is better now, from what the doctors are telling us.
“Recovery is a process, but the doctors seem to be happy with Partson’s progress,” she said.
Partson and Fadzai have two children — a girl, Taylor Makatendeka (5), and a boy, Dwayne Tawananyasha, who is 18 months old.
The Dynamos defender has received massive support from his club, the Footballers Union of Zimbabwe and some of the Warriors’ foreign-based contingent, who raised over US$5 000 in two days to meet his medical bill.
Dynamos’ supporters, through their nationwide chapters, have also launched a fund-raising campaign for their injured captain.
All this has touched Jaure’s wife, who never thought her husband was this popular.
“I have realised one thing: my husband is loved by the Zimbabwean football fraternity. The way Zimbabwe has shown love to my husband in these trying times is really amazing.
“The Jaure family is touched and we are more than grateful. He (Partson) appreciates it.”
She added: “Dynamos have gone out of their way in support of their captain, I thank them for that. The Footballers Union of Zimbabwe, ZIFA and the whole football fraternity have been very supportive in this hour of anguish.”
Dynamos chairperson Isaiah Mupfurutsa has reiterated the club’s commitment to stand by their captain, while FUZ president and former DeMbare skipper, Desmond Maringwa, has been very active in raising support for Jaure. It is understood that there is a 50-50 chance Jaure will return to the field of play given that he suffered serious head injuries.
The Dynamos family is optimistic their defensive stalwart will bounce back.
But for now, Jaure, who is popularly known as Yellow in football circles because of his light complexion, should just thank God he is alive!