SAFA mourns Kungwane

2014-05-29 10:50
Isaac ‘Shakes’ Kungwane (Gallo)
Cape Town - The South African Football Association is mourning the passing on of former Bafana Bafana midfielder Isaac ‘Shakes’ Kungwane.

The football star-turned-TV-analyst passed away in a Johannesburg hospital on Wednesday evening (26 May) after a short illness.  He was 43.

“It is with great sadness that we have learned of the loss of one of South Africa’s favourite football sons. Shakes was loved my many football followers from all walks of life for his extraordinary skills which is now rare in football world. He was also a gifted football analyst whose humour kept many glued to the television screens week in week out,” said SAFA president Dr Danny Jordaan upon hearing the news.

“He represented Bafana Bafana twice in his football career and the South African football fraternity is poorer without him. The Association is deeply saddned but his untimely passing on. He will be sadly missed. May his soul rest in peace.”

Kungwane retired from playing professional football in 2002 after a spate of injuries.

He played for Kaizer Chiefs for eight years – (1990-1998). He also appeared in the colours of Manning Rangers from 1999-2001 and won two caps for Bafana Bafana.

He also had a coaching stint with Mpumalanga Black Aces.

Kungwane is survived by his wife and three children.

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