Tributes pour in for Madigage

2012-10-19 10:42

Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana captain Bongani Khumalo has paid tribute to the national team's assistant coach, Thomas Madigage, who was killed in a car accident near Burgersfort, Limpopo, on Friday morning.

"It is with deep sadness that I have just heard of the passing away of Tommy Madigage," Khumalo said.

"I was fortunate enough to have known Tommy for over six years and am proud to admit what an influence he has had over my career throughout.

"His influence on my life both on and off the field of play was immense, and I have no doubt that I would not be where I am today without Tommy and his contribution to my career and well-being."

Modigage and Khumalo formed part of the SuperSport United camp that won the Premiership title for three consecutive years, between 2008 and 2010.

"Having worked with him at both SuperSport and more recently with the Bafana Bafana squad, I know that he had a significant yet understated role with both teams," the defender said.

"But that was Tommy - never one to seek the glory.

"I will forever remember and learn from his humility, dignity, genuine care and unwavering commitment towards making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate than himself."

Khumalo, who plays for Greek side PAOK, on loan from English Premiership outfit Tottenham Hotspur, sent his condolences to Madigage's family and friends.

"RIP Tommy. I will miss you, but will never forget you," Khumalo said in a statement.

"I will do whatever possible to make sure your legacy endures on and off the field of play."


  • musan.thabethe - 2012-10-19 11:05

    Ma your soul rest in peace Tommy,u played yo role in

  • thulani.tulz.9421 - 2012-10-19 11:11

    we so painfully obt this.....

  • thulani.tulz.9421 - 2012-10-19 11:15

    plz gyz vote 4me.sms 3010 to sms's apply.its daily dspch stylish competition.I m on top ten there.plz gyz boost me.

      tracey.wheal.77 - 2012-10-19 11:53


  • sabelo.zulu.167 - 2012-10-19 11:16

    On behalf of the Alliance of Co operatives in Gert Sibande Regions, the Directors, management and Staff of the co operatives movement forward the Deepest condolences to Madigage Family SA has lost a true soccer legend, and they said he was on his way to visit his sick mother I wonder how I she taking this sad new, my deepest condolence to Thomas family and SA football may his soul rest in peace! “Sad”

  • thulani.tulz.9421 - 2012-10-19 11:17

    I beg u.12 p.m. wll closing time 2day.

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-10-19 12:01

      thulani this is not the place for competitions ! Your are highly disrepectful to someone passing away !

      namedi.mphahlele.71 - 2012-10-19 12:13

      Thulani please remove your sun glasses and look at the mirrior, what do you see? Idiot neh?

  • motleleng - 2012-10-19 11:45

    Job 1:21\r\nAnd he [Job] said, \Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.\ \r\n###R.I.P Tommy###

  • andriesmogomotsi.rantu - 2012-10-19 11:50

    robala ka kgotso sebata nfana kosha

  • Ntokozo Khumalo - 2012-10-19 12:12

    wow Thulani a man has passed away and your competition isnt going anywhere!!!

  • Ntokozo Khumalo - 2012-10-19 12:15

    Greg and Thulani, go hand in hand and go play in the traffic!!

  • manasse.cordeiro - 2012-10-19 12:52

    Sad to loose an icon like Tommy, I have not worked with personally but had an opotunity to meet up with him ironically on one of my old school mates Mpfuneko who left sport school of excellence to join supersport and few months later was steped to death, I meet him there and I must say what a humble man south africa needs more of his kind especially in sports.

  • aaron.mambane - 2012-10-19 12:59

    Tommy, you played your role. Rest in peace and your legacy last forever.

  • edna.mbatha - 2012-10-19 13:40

    it so sad, may your soul rest in peace.

  • michael.mathenjwa.1 - 2012-10-19 15:46

    Gregory u re out of your mind dude come on. what Zuma has to do wth the daeth of Tommy. we are mourning abt losing him bt you re talking rubbish burstud

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