Citizens to pay tribute to late legend
Posted: 12 September 2018 Time: 05:11 pm
Cape Town City have announced they will pay tribute to South African football legend Reggie Jantjies following his passing.
Jantjies passed away in a hospital in Stellenbosch on Wednesday reportedly through complications from having a leg amputated due to diabetes, with news sending the country's football lovers into mourning.
The former Hellenic stalwart will now be honoured by Cape Town's only topflight club when they host Kaizer Chiefs in the Absa Premiership this weekend.
The club sent their condolences to Jantjies's family and close friends, while confirming plans for a minute's applause at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
"Cape Town City mourns the passing of Cape Town football legend Reggie Jantjies," said The Citizens in a statement on social media.
"The club will be honouring Reggie during the 7th minute of our league game this weekend vs Kaizer Chiefs. We encourage all supporters to stand and clap on the 7th minute for Reggie."
Above: Jantjies (centre) alongside Gregor Wille (left) and Jacques Brown (right). Photo by Maryke Swart via Netwerk24.
Tributes have continued to pour in on Twitter, with former teammates and supporters all expressing their grief at the untimely loss of Jantjies.
KickOff.com would also like to extend our condolences to Jantjies's family, friends and all those saddened by the legend's passing.
It’s with sad regret that Kick Off has learnt of the passing of football legend Reggie Jantjies. May he rest in peace. ???????? pic.twitter.com/u0NtZA7yw6— Kick Off (@KickOffMagazine) September 12, 2018
What???— Zola Doda (@ZolaDoda) September 12, 2018
Sad news, sad, sad, news indeed. Great player. Great man.
R.I.P Reggie Jantjies. https://t.co/mTzGa4rT5m
RIP Reggie Jantjies. Although I'd been a fan of the old Cape Town City, I enjoyed watching Reggie front the Hellenic attack many a time at Hartleyvale on Friday evenings in the then-NPSL.— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) September 12, 2018
????| Everyone at Ajax Cape Town would like to extend our deepest and most sincere condolences to the Jantjies family, following the passing of Cape Town football legend Mr Reggie Jantjies. #RIPReggie ❤️— Ajax Cape Town (@ajaxcapetown) September 12, 2018
I was on the half way line at Hartleyvale @AmaZuluFootball v Hellenic when Reggie hit one on the half volley from 40m. I watched it swerve into the top corner. Almost applauded but we were 4-2 down! #ReggieJantjies— George Dearnaley ???????? (@zulushark) September 12, 2018