Former Orlando Pirates Striker and Coach Ian Palmer Passes Away, Tributes Pour in

Former Orlando Pirates Striker and Coach Ian Palmer Passes Away, Tributes Pour in

  • Mzansi coach and legend Ian Palmer has passed away and the news was confirmed by Orlando Pirates on social media
  • The striker used to play for Orlando Pirates and went on to coach at different clubs in Mzansi, impressing many
  • Mzansi social media users and football fans took to the comments section to send Palmer's family messages of condolences

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Ian Palmer, a former Orlando Pirates striker and one of South Africa's most notable instructors, has passed away. Palmer's death was revealed on Thursday afternoon with his previous team, Pirates, paying respect to him on social media.

Palmer was 55 years old when he died and the cause of his untimely passing is unknown at this time. Palmer started his career as a striker for the PG Rangers but it was with Pirates that he moved his career to the next level in the 1980s.

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His playing career, however, was cut short owing to a renal condition. In 2016, Palmer received a kidney transplant.

Orlando Pirates, Ian Palmer, passes away, coach, legend
Ian Palmer has passed away. He used to play for Orlando Pirates and had various coaching gigs. Image: @KatlehoLechoo
Source: Twitter

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After hanging up his boots, Palmer went into coaching and managed a variety of South African teams, including Maritzburg United, Black Leopards, Chippa United, and Santos, to name a few.

Check out the reactions below:

@LemmyNtshangase commented:

"My deepest condolences to the Palmer family. We miss strikers of his calibre. May his soul rest in peace."

@sharpsurety said:

"Very sad news, condolences to his family, may his football soul rest in peace."

@lesiamolibeli commented:

"Bucs legend. Rest easy, coach. We will forever be indebted to you."

Pitso Mosimane shows love to Bafana Bafana legends he worked with

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Celebrating a series of pictures on his official Instagram profile following the Champions League victory, "Jingles" rolled back the years, releasing a snapshot of a bunch of former Bafana Bafana players who were all still employed by Amakhosi at the time the photo was taken.

Pitso Mosimane captioned the post:

"Top Guns! What an honour to work with these guys for 5 years (2017-2012). A very good generation of football players at club and international level. They are genuine, reliable and totally committed to football. Above all, they are good people."

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