The soccer world was shocked at the death of Roger Sikhakhane, a coach admired by many for his great tactical thinking. Sikhakhane was the coach of the National First Division team, the Royal Eagles.
On the morning of 3 November, the Royal Eagles' manager, James Dlamini confirmed the death of widely admired coach Roger Sikhakhane.
Dlamini was informed of Sikhakhane's passing in the early hours of the morning by the Sikhakhane family.
Sikhakhane, who was best known for his coaching of Chippa United, was seriously ill, according to a report by Goal.com. He was admitted to a private hospital near Richards Bay for almost three weeks.
The KZN-born 42-year-old was also coach to Thanda Royal Zulu in two stints.
The illness and exact cause of death is being kept private at this time.
The Premier Soccer League (PSL) will have a moment’s silence for Sikhakhane at this weekend’s round of Telkom Knockout matches.
South Africans took to social media to mourn the beloved coach:
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