Soccer

Madigage 'was one of a kind'

2012-10-20 15:09
Thomas Madigage (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Messages of condolences were "pouring in from around the world" for Bafana Bafana assistant coach Thomas Madigage, the SA Football Association (SAFA) said on Saturday.

The governing football body confirmed that a delegation had visited Madigage's family in Driekop, Limpopo, on Friday.

Madigage, a former player and long-time assistant coach at Premiership club SuperSport United, was killed in a car accident near Burgersfort, Limpopo, on Thursday night.

"Thomas represented every sector of society - the church, football and the community - and the outpouring of grief that has resulted from his sudden death is proof of his humble and well-loved nature," SAFA president Kirsten Nematandani said in a statement.

"South Africa will never have another Thomas Madigage, and we as SAFA will work closely with the family in these times of mourning."

Included in the SAFA delegation were Bafana coach Gordon Igesund, second assistant coach Serame Letsoaka, team manager Barney Kujane and head of national teams Ace Kika.

"Tommy was not only my colleague, he was an honest friend, wonderful person and I will not find another sincere individual like him," Igesund said.

"I have been robbed of a true friend."

SAFA said Madigage would be buried in Driekop on October 28.

His memorial service would take place in Johannesburg on Friday.

Read more on:    safa  |  thomas madigage
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
10 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 

Get fit on a budget

It’s time to throw the “I can’t afford to exercise” excuse out the window.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Tips for paddling your first Dusi
Climbing the world’s largest stone arch
Awesome extreme sports people
Watch: 2015 Absa Cape Epic route
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
Vote

Where should Rivaldo Coetzee play his soccer next season?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.