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Former Bafana and Orlando Pirates Star Bheka Phakathi died

Collins Ndlovu:

Johannesburg: Former Bafana and Orlando Pirates Star Bheka Phakathi died on a car crash, the Pirates club confirmed on Sunday.

Orlando Pirates football club is saddened to learn of the passing away of former player Bheka Phakathi, the club posted a statement on its website.

The statement reads as “on behalf of the entire Orlando Pirates family we would like to convey our deepest  and heartfelt  condolences to the Phakathi family and supplicate that God provides  comfort in this time  of pain”

Phakathi who also played for Golden Arrows and Maritzburg United passed away on Sunday morning in a car accident on his way to training at ABC Motsepe League  Club Umvoti, where he was a coach.

It is reported a huge blow for Umvoti football club as Phakathi had just won a league title in KwaZulu-Natal and the club, under his mentorship, was set to contest the playoffs for a spot in the National First Division next season.

The message of condolences continue to pour in for the fallen former soccer maestro and funeral arrangement details will be communicated to the family.

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