1996 AFCON Winner Clive Barker's Health is Worsening, Confirmed by His Son

1996 AFCON Winner Clive Barker's Health is Worsening, Confirmed by His Son

Keba Mothoagae
March 22, 2023 at 4:34 PM
  • The health of the legendary coach has been laid bare and is a cause for concern
  • The 1996 Africa Cup of Nations-winning coach has not been well in recent years
  • His son John has revealed that his condition is getting worse

The health of legendary former Bafana Bafana coach Clive Barker is unfortunately worsening.

"The Dog", as the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations winner is affectionally known, has been in and out of the hospital in recent years.

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Clive Barker with his trademark celebration in the colours of Bidvest Wits. Image source: Bafana Bafana.
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His son John Barker, a renowned film director, said to Robert Marawa on Marawa Sports Worldwide:

"It’s been a rough period for the family especially as we are all in different parts of the country. He has been moved out of the ICU and into the general ward, but it’s something that will definitely take its toll on him physically and mentally. He is a fighter and always has been so hopefully he will be around for much longer."

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Sport24 reported last week that the 78-year-old Barker was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia, which affects a person's thinking, reasoning and processing of information. His last coaching job was at Maritzburg United in the 2015-16 Premier Soccer League season.

The entire interview can be listened to hear.

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