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He was 42.

His sister, Fadzai, confirmed the death yesterday, but could not divulge any further information. She said the family would release a statement in due course.

However, reports suggested that he passed on yesterday morning in South Africa.

Kasinauyo is survived by two children, Jayden and Tatenda.

Kasinauyo was part of Zimbabwe’s 2006 Nations Cup squad and recently had his name cleared after initially being expelled from the Zifa committee for alleged involvement in a match-fixing scandal that rocked the country last year.

The former Caps United midfielder spent almost a decade in South Africa, turning out for Premiership clubs Cape Town Spurs, Ajax Cape Town, Hellenics, FC AK and Moroka Swallows.

After hanging his boots, Kasinauyo ventured into sports and player management and engineered deals for players such as Warriors stars Willard Katsande, Khama Billiat, Knowledge Musona and Evans Rusike to move to South Africa.

He was also Adidas’ agent in Zimbabwe and facilitated the sportswear company’s deals with Dynamos and Highlanders.

Kasinauyo was elected to the Zifa board in December 2015, where he was given the association’s development portfolio.

He was, however, expelled by the country’s football body the following year on allegations of plotting to fix an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Zimbabwe and Swaziland although the charges were later dropped.