Eddie Lewis

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Posted: 2 May 2011 Time: 14:04

Moroka Swallows technical advisor Eddie Lewis has died of cancer in a Johannesburg hospital after the illness spread to various parts of his body.

Lewis, who was one of the original ‘Busby Babes’ at Manchester United, first sold insurance in South Africa before embarking on successful stints in charge of both Wits University and Kaizer Chiefs during the mid-1970s.

In later years, he was in charge of outfits like Giant Blackpool and Moroka Swallows whom he guided to the 1989 Bob Save Super Bowl, having earlier brought joy to Wits and Chiefs.

Wits won the 1978 Mainstay Cup under his tutorage as they overcame Chiefs with Lewis regarding this as the highlight of his career.

The former Manchester United defender also coached Sharp Highlands Park, D’Alberton Callies, Manning Rangers and AmaZulu but in recent years, his health had declined, and although he fought furiously to overcome the disease, having endured a number of operations, he is now at rest.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 02:11 pm
Rest in peace Mr. Lewis. U will b dearly missed
posted: 02:12 pm
rest in peace Bra Eddie your contribution to football is unforgettable we will miss your dedication to ibhola yethu.....
posted: 02:23 pm
Rest in peace Bra Eddy.
posted: 02:31 pm
RIP LEWIS a lengend of our Time you'll wil be remmbrd in Annulz of ths Game we all love, love & peace to your family in ths 'Dark hour', your strght frwad talkn wil be missd
posted: 02:38 pm
great loss to south african soccer family. may his soul rest in peace.
posted: 02:42 pm
God knws y dis had 2hapen. A gread los indeed. May his soul rest in peace.
posted: 02:54 pm

u have travelled your road till this far, We wish your soul well in your new road, May God be with your loved ones and keep them strong during these trying and difficult times.

The legend has fallen
posted: 02:55 pm
Osama Bin Laden is no longer with us.
May their souls rest in peaces.
posted: 02:58 pm
really the legend has fallen.MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.
posted: 03:05 pm
Those who knew and witnessed Eddie's sickness and health in recent past months would say the old man is completely healed. That the would be no better healing for him than this one.
My sincere condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and his loved ones. May his soul rest in peace!
posted: 03:55 pm
He is arguably one of the most revered and greatest minds in not only SA football but world football. RIP and you will be sorely missed.
posted: 04:47 pm
Rest in peace Eddie, you are true legend,
posted: 04:57 pm
RIP Eddie! I will miss u for the quality entertaining soccer played by Swallows in 1989 with players like Calvin Peterson, Les Grobler, Noel Cousins, Andy Cencig, Graham Lowe, Andries Mpondo, Steve Sekano, Joseph Rapelego, Owen da Gama as well as Giant Blackpool in 1990 with players like Shoes Moshoeu, Fani Madida, Geelbooi Masango, Jurry Bantwana, Jerry Skhosana, Daniel Ramarutsi, Andrew Ramsden, Brian Perry.
posted: 05:08 pm
posted: 05:16 pm
RIP Mr Lewis. U were in charge of the greatest Swallows teams of all times.
Mpofana Eeeeeeenhle
posted: 05:33 pm
May his soul rest in peace. Mr Lewis will be missed, he contributed a lot to the development of our futbal.
Indeed the legend has fallen. may his family be strong in these trying times.
Joe Mase...
posted: 05:47 pm
This English-man is a true warrior....a real fighter!!
This man dedicated half his life and interest to the development of football in South Africa....
May God bless his family, loved ones and friends...
You'll be badly missed, Eddie.....REST IN PEACE, SWAI-SWAI!!!!
posted: 05:54 pm
Hope u died in peace like Zodwa Cowza.
posted: 05:59 pm
He didn't come here 2 develop soccer. He came here 2 make some money like Doleazer, Ertugral, Palacious and Dumitru.
posted: 09:13 am
Robala ka kgotso bra. Eddie, u've played yur part.

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