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Madlala's death a blow

By unknown | Nov 12, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Mandla "Rocky" Madlala, the Lamontville Golden Arrows director who died on Friday morning after a long battle with cancer, will be buried on Saturday.

He was the brother of Mato Madlala, who is also an Arrows director and Premier Soccer League (PSL) executive member.

Mato told Sowetan yesterdaythat her brother will be buried in Lamontville on Saturday.

The service will be held at the local Methodist Church, the details of which were unconfirmed at the time of going to press.

The PSL has issued a statement describing Madlala's death as a big loss to the sport, not only in KwaZulu-Natal but the whole country.

"Mr Madlala was not only a highly competent administrator but also a passionate football player and supporter," said PSL lifetime president Leepile Taunyane.

"He cut his teeth in the game whilst playing for the likes of Lamontville Nylon City, Lamontville Suburbs and Formula 80 Arrows, where he played as a midfielder.

"A man of few words, he once again demonstrated his passion for the game by leaving a very successful law practise to concentrate fully on football.

"The PSL expresses its heartfelt condolences to the Madlala family, Golden Arrows and the football fraternity in KwaZulu- Natal. His death is not only a loss to professional football in KZN but also to the rest of South Africa."


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