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2013-10-21 15:00
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Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has described the late Keryn Jordan as a player whose contribution on the field of play touched the lives of many people.

In a statement on SAFA's website, Igesund sent a message mourning the passing away of Jordan on Monday morning, saying that Keryn contributed a lot to the Beautiful Game with his playing style and the many goals he scored for clubs both in South Africa and New Zealand.

Igesund said on behalf of SAFA and all soccer lovers in the country, he was immensely hurt by the loss of such a young life.

Jordan was 37.

"It is with great sadness that I have heard of the passing of former Bafana Bafana player Keryn Jordan this morning.

"On the field, Keryn was always a player who gave 100 per cent for his team and it is not surprising that he is one of a handful of South African players to have played at the FIFA Club World Cup.

"Football is often described as The Beautiful Game and during his playing days, Keryn contributed to this beauty with his playing style and the many goals he scored for clubs both in South Africa and New Zealand.

"More importantly though, he touched the lives of many thousands of South Africans and New Zealanders with the brave way in which he fought his illness - in the process being an inspiration to many.

"My thoughts and prayers go out to Sherri and Liam and the rest of his family in these trying times," said Igesund.


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