Premier Soccer League (PSL) and National First Division (NFD) clubs were posting their condolences on social media on Saturday morning as news filtered through of the death of prominent football coach Roger Sikhakhane.
Sikhakhane‚ coach of Pietermaritzburg-based Royal Eagles‚ died at 42 in a hospital in Empangeni in northern KwaZulu-Natal in the early hours of Saturday morning. He had been in hospital for three weeks‚ but his illness is not known.
Condolences were pouring in from football clubs‚ and from the PSL‚ on Saturday.
Eagles’ Pietermaritzburg PSL neighbours Maritzburg United said on Twitter: “Rest well‚ old friend.
“The Team of Choice has learnt of the passing of coach Roger Sikhakhane. A great servant to the beautiful game.
“We convey our heartfelt condolences. Thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.