- Joe Frickleton, one of South Africa's most successful coaches has passed away
- He had been admitted to Cape Town hospital with dementia and a few months later South Africa was shocked to hear of his passing
- He had secured some of the most historic victories for the Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates
Joe Frickleton has passed away, the news came as a shock to many who fondly remembered the coach who brought the Kaizer Chiefs a quadruple win in 1984.
He had been admitted to Cape Town hospital due to dementia and months later he had passed away.
Frickleton was arguably one of South Africa's most successful coaches in the early days of soccer in the country.
He had secured the JPS Knockout Cup, the ‘Champ of Champs’ and the Mainstay Cup for the Kaizer Chiefs in 1984 and had assisted the Orlando Pirates in winning the African Champions Cup, which later became the CAF, in 1995.
Here are some reactions to the news:
"May his soul rest in love and peace ✌️ ❤️"
"#RIP to coach Joe Frickleton, I the family peace and comfort during this sad time"
"I remember a game.against Wits in 1985 Ace the old one Mabhekaphantsi was still playing and Joe was still a coach and he was substituting a player Ace refused with the idea and substitute did happen may both my favourite RIP"
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the family of late Mamelodi Sundowns player Motjeka Madisha have requested privacy since his passing. According to a recent Twitter thread by Sundowns, Madisha's family had met with pathologists to establish if the person who had passed away in the horrific crash is indeed their son.
The following tweet by Masandawana stated that the Madisha family had requested privacy while the relevant protocols are being followed during this trying time of uncertainty.
The club stated that they would follow up with whatever results come through from the DNA tests. The tweet went on to say that the necessary authorities with relevant expertise are also attempting to identify the driver of the car.
In other news, former South African soccer star Benni McCarthy has been unveiled as AmaZulu FC's new head coach. The 43-year-old has not been affiliated with any club for just over a year after he left Cape Town City.
AmaZulu's official Twitter account announced McCarthy's new position in a very excited manner. In the announcement tweet, the Durban club stated that McCarthy is "ready to drive the boys to Top 4 this season and beyond."
Fans seemed quite impressed with their guesses, as many already assumed that McCarthy would take over from Ayanda Dlamini who just recently stepped down.
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