Legendary Orlando Pirates Fan Goodenough Sithole Passes Away

Legendary Orlando Pirates Fan Goodenough Sithole Passes Away

  • The South African football fraternity is in mourning following the passing of an icon
  • Orlando Pirates supporter Goodenough Sithole passed away in the early hours of Friday morning
  • Sithole became a household name following a sensational interview over 10 years ago that is now a part of South African cultural folklore

Legendary Orlando Pirates supporter Goodenough Sithole has passed away.

Sithole rose to nationwide fame in 2010 during an interview with former SABC commentator Deshi Bhaktawer after the Buccaneers defeated Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 in a classic Castle Premiership match at the Lucas 'Masterpieces' Moripe Stadium in Tshwane.

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Orlando Pirates's staunch supporter Goodenough Sithole passed away on Friday morning. Image source: @AdvoBarryRoux.
Source: Twitter

According to the Sunday World, Sithole passed away on Friday morning.

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MEC for sport, arts, culture and recreation in Gauteng Morakane Mosupyoe said:

“The sport and football fraternity has lost one of its greatest supporters. I am saddened by the passing of Goodenough Sithole, who was not only a football fan but a staunch Buccaneer until the end. We convey our heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the Sithole family, friends, Orlando Pirates FC and the football fraternity.”

Former Orlando Pirates number one fan Mama Joy Sithole tweeted:

“Rest well soldier, I have known you. We pushed this passion together, Dr Goodenough ‘Five Skipas, One Cloth.”

Peter 'Squire' Mancer passes away

Peter Mancer is no more.

The popular Premier Soccer League administrator passed away on January 2, 2023. The cause of death of the league's marketing and broadcasting specialist advisor was not revealed.

Mancer earned the nickname 'Squire' because of his love of calling male colleagues and other acquaintances by that moniker during his lifetime.

He was also reputably an enthusiastic dancer, earning the other nickname 'The Dancer' in some gossip columns in local publications.

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The Ivory Coast's Djakaridja Traoré became the first player in the Premier Soccer League to score all three goals in a match and not register a hat-trick.

The TS Galaxy striker was responsible for all three goals in his team's 2-1 victory of Maritzburg United, claiming a statistic that will go down in history.

Source: SportsBrief.com