One of the first international referees from Zimbabwe, Felix Sanyika, died in 2003.
It's not hard to be a country's referee pioneer when that country is renamed while you were already a referee. Sanyika must have been a referee when his country was still called Rhodesia. Rhodesia however was suspended by FIFA.
Statistics for FELIX SANYIKA
Based on 1 international matches
MATCHES FOR FELIX SANYIKA
|Zimbabwe||Switzerland||1983-12-04||3 - 2||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)|