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Chiefs legend Johnson dies

By Ramatsiyi Moholoa | Feb 24, 2011 | COMMENTS [ 24 ]

ONE of the founding players of South African soccer giants Kaizer Chiefs, Thomas "Zero" Johnson, died in Johannesburg yesterday

Johnson suffered from prostate cancer.

Besides Chiefs, Johnson also played for Orlando Pirates and coached various clubs in Botswana. At the time of his death, Johnson was assisting in the development of the game at Dona's Mates Youth Academy in Orange Farm.

"He was passionate about the development of the game. 'My Hero' slept, ate and drank soccer," said the academy's chairperson James Shabangu.

Stanley "Screamer" Tshabalala, who was also present as a player when Chiefs were formed, described the death of Johnson as a big blow to soccer. "The man was a true professional who was committed to the beautiful game. He is one of the legends who contributed to the success of Chiefs and went on to play for Pirates."

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RIP in peace Khosi and we will do it for u on Saterday.

Feb 24, 2011 6:26 | 0 replies

He paved the way to glory and all we do is follow in his footsteps and always remember the good he had always taught and make sure we always stay on top and lead the way so that other can learn from us the good...

Khosi till I die... 4 Life

Feb 24, 2011 10:28 | 0 replies

Thomas "Zero" Johnson may yo soul rest in peace& we will do u proud 4sure on Saturday. Shapa Khosi shapa. Khosi 4life.

Feb 24, 2011 10:30 | 0 replies

@Marapo-a-baswi n TshamulungwiBoy
your comments have brought a further curse on the ghost of Orlando

Feb 24, 2011 10:39 | 0 replies

lala ngoxolo Khosi

Feb 24, 2011 10:39 | 0 replies

@all de Maja kathatas, aka the Nappy people...................lol

you now making excusses that when some1 dies we r motivated, well if thats de case then it's a gud thing for the team not to let the offield situations disturb our courage nd motivation towards the durby, other than that i still think the RATS wont be able to bit us this season dnt ask me y bcoz it's my gusts telling me so!

Feb 24, 2011 11:7 | 0 replies

REST IN PEACE BIG GUY. MARAPO A BASWI ITS OKAY BRU LET IT GO.......

Feb 24, 2011 12:47 | 0 replies

May his soul rest in peace...

Feb 24, 2011 12:49 | 0 replies

@Gheto, keep on dreaming my boy you will wake up NO:3 or somewhere down. Supersport won it 3times in a row and Sundowns won it 3times in a row and 2times in a row and have never talk cheap like that. you spent 13years without winning the League and keep dreaming like that. That to me sound like an Idoit. Go beat FS Stars or Vasco first and maybe you will improve to be a better side to compete. Up the Bucs

Feb 24, 2011 1:50 | 0 replies

Rest in Peace Brother,Although I am a Bucs(Barca) but I know how is the feeling of loosing someone,especially someone who contributed so much in the beautiful game and in some people's lives...Rest in peace.Not forgeting to say Good luck to Pirates on saterday!!!

Feb 24, 2011 3:2 | 0 replies

Return if possible !!!

Feb 24, 2011 3:54 | 0 replies