An Orlando Pirates fan who famously idolised Oupa Manyisa tragically passed away recently resulting in Oupa Manyisa sending out a touching tribute on social media.
She was known to many as Masello, the Pirates fan responsible for the nickname "Manyisa my Iniesta". She was a huge supporter of the football club and often attended their matches at the stadium.
Manyisa is no longer and now plays for Mamelodi. Briefly.co.za previously reported on how thrilled the midfielder was with his successful first season at the club. Manyisa said it was an amazing feeling to be a champion. The Brazilians were crowned ABSA Premier Soccer League Champions.
The championship winner took to his social and posted two pictures of the late fan, acknowledging her and thanking her for the nickname.
"May your Soul Rest In Peace. Thank you for being a true supporter and for your passion towards the beautiful game. The nickname you gave me will be with me forever”
The midfielder then proceeded to ask if anyone would be able to help him contact her family as he wanted to give a personal contribution to them. A social media user identifying himself as Masello’s brother responded to the post.
It’s not just football, after all.
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