Respected former soccer player, Bheka Phakathi has died.
Orlando Pirates Football Club released a statement on Sunday saying they are “saddened to learn of the passing away of former player Bheka Phakathi.”
Phakathi, played for the Pirates between 2002 and 2005. He was coaching Orlando Pirates Football Club at the time of his passing, a team he led to the Playoffs after an amazing season in the KZN stream.
Pirates has sent its condolences to the family.
“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.”
— Orlando Pirates FC (@orlandopirates) April 29, 2018
Lamontville Golden Arrows are deeply saddened by the news of Bheka Phakathi's passing in a fatal vehicle accident this morning. Our thoughts and prayers lie with his family in this tragic time. pic.twitter.com/uHOFtp99eR
— Golden Arrows FC (@goldenarrowsfc1) April 29, 2018