JOHANNESBURG: Orlando Pirates has expressed its heartache from the passing of their former player Bheka Phakathi.
The 43-year old, was head coach of ABC Motsepe league side Umvoti fc in KwaZulu-Natal.
The former Pirates player, Phakath died in a fatal vehicle accident on Sunday morning, on his way to the training with his team, who are preparing for the National First Division (NFD) play-offs.
Orlando Pirates have released a mourning statement to the Phakathi’s family.
“Orlando Pirates Football Club is saddened to learn of the passing away of former player Bheka Phakathi.
“Phakathi, who played for the Mighty Buccaneers between 2002 and 2005, was coaching ABC Motsepe outfit Mvithi at the time of his passing. A team he had led to the Playoffs after an amazing season in the KZN stream.
“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.”