- The PSL will honour Kofi Annan Nicholas Gumede and Reggie Jantjies by observing a moment of silence before each match this weekend
- The moment of silence will be observed before the start of all matches in the Premier division, NFD and the MultiChoice Diski Challenge
- Gumede was the chairman of NFD club Uthongathi FC while Jantjies was a Cape Town Spurs and Hellenic FC player in the 1980’s
The Premier Soccer League (PSL) will honour Kofi Annan, Nicholas Gumede and Reggie Jantjies by observing a moment of silence before the start of each fixture scheduled for the weekend. The league made the announcement on Thursday.
The moment of silence will be observed before the start of all PSL sanctioned matches this weekend. This includes the Premier League, National First Division (NFD) and the MultiChoice Diski Challenge.
Gumede was shot and killed on Monday night while leaving a weekly technical report meeting with his club Uthongathi FC. Gumede was the chairman of the club which plays its football in the NFD.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Jantjies was a respected player who will be best remembered for his exploits for Cape Town Spurs and Hellenic during the 1980’s. He passed away in a Cape Town hospital on Wednesday.
TimesLive.co.za reported that the league has additionally chosen to honour former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan who was laid to rest in Ghana on Thursday.
The league said in a statement that it chose to remember and honour all three men for the immeasurable contribution humanity and to the game of football.
Gumede will be laid to rest on Sunday 16 September. His funeral service will be held at the Tongaat Town Hall.
Jantjies recently underwent surgery to amputate his left leg due to complications arising from diabetes. It remains unclear whether his death is related to complications with the surgery or has an entirely separate cause.
Jantjies has been described as one of the best footballers to emerge out of South Africa in the 1980’s.
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