- Kaizer Chiefs recently shared on their official page that Erick Mathoho's father has passed on
- According to their post, Johannes Mathoho died on Thursday, 7 January this week
- Soon condolences were pouring in for the Mathoho family as many Kaizer Chiefs fans took to the comment section
Kaizer Chiefs recently took to their official Twitter page to confirm the death of one of their team members, Erick Mathoho's father, Johannes Mathoho. According to the post, the elderly man passed away on Thursday this week.
"It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Erick Mathoho’s father, Johannes Ntshavheni Mathoho (1945-2021) on Thursday, 7 January. Our prayers go out to the Mathoho family in their time of grief. May his soul rest in peace," they wrote in the heartbreaking tweet recently.
Many touched Kaizer Chiefs fans were left moved by the post, liking it over a thousand times. Many of them also took to the comment section to share their condolences and messages of support with the Mathoho family.
Read a few of their comments below.
"Rest in peace to the gentleman who turned down money bags to make sure Tower joined the gold & black and not the yellow nation. Condolences to the Mathoho family."
"Condolences Tower. Stay strong man."
"Condolences to the family, friends, and relatives and the Kaizer Chiefs family. Wishing you strength during this difficult period. May the soul of the father who gave birth to one of our great defenders repose peacefully."
In other Briefly.co.za sports news, Brazilian midfielder Alex Apolinario was confirmed dead on Thursday, January 7 due to heart complications. The 24-year-old was said to have fallen unconscious during a football match for his Portuguese third-tier club side FC Alverca against Uniao de Almeirim on Sunday.
Though sources say he was already stable the same night, he suffered the cardiac arrest but four days later, his club announced that he didn't make it. However, the club has promised to assist the deceased family during their trying moment in an official statement from the club:
"It is with deep regret that we report, according to the information provided by the medical staff of the Vila Franca de Xira Hospital, the death by brain death of our athlete Alex Sandro dos Santos Apolinário this morning.
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