Absa Premiership

Kadodia gives moving tribute to sadly departed Bartman

2019-03-27 12:55
Arthur Bartman
Arthur Bartman.

Cape Town - Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia says the club will always be there for Arthur Bartman's family after his sad passing on March 19.

Kadodia gave the moving tribute at Bartman's memorial service at Petermaritzburg City Hall on Tuesday.

The former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper passed away after he lost his battle with a bout of meningitis.

At the memorial, he said: "We've received so many heartwarming messages from all football-loving families in our country, and during this time we felt your love and comfort.

"In this world, we are all visitors, some stay longer and some shorter, unfortunately, today we mourn the loss of a great man in Bartman.

"When he joined Maritzburg United he made it clear he wanted to contribute in our city, through playing and coaching as a homeboy.

"We will find it hard to have peace with his passing, we believe as a football family we will feel his absence daily. To the Bartman family, we will always be with you." Chiefs were also represented at the service by Cecil Motaung, Itumeleng Khune, Eric Mathoho and Vina Maphosa.

In addition, representatives of Royal Eagles and AmaZulu were also present to pay their respects. The late shot-stopper was just 46 years of age.

 

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