R.I.P. April 'Styles' Phumo

Former Bafana Bafana coach April 'Styles' Phumo died on Sunday

Posted: 27 November 2011 Time: 09:57 pm

Former Bafana Bafana coach April 'Styles' Phumo died in a private hospital in Bloemfontein on Sunday after battling with cancer for some time. 

The former Bloemfontein Celtic and Nathi Lions coach's daughter Olga confirmed the sad news of her father's passing.   “My father passed away around 11am on Sunday after battling with cancer for some time,” she told KickOff.com.   Details of the funeral arrangements have still to be released.   Bra Styles, who coached the national team during 2003 and into early 2004 before being replaced by Stuart Baxter, had a short stint with First Division side Atlie FC during this season before being admitted to hospital in August.   KickOff extends its heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.  

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:29 pm
Sad news indeed,may his soul rest in peace.
Anonymous
posted: 10:32 pm
R.I.P. Mr Phumo! I hope Celtics pay 4 ur funeral service as there's so much endless sacrifices u gave 4 dat team but dey neva gave u full support. Peace & God Bless...
2pac
posted: 10:49 pm
R.I.P M PHUMO .....ZOHAMBA IZINSIZWA KODWA ZOSALA IZIBONGO..UYIBEKILE INDUKU EBANDLA.
El Asesino Cérébrale
posted: 11:09 pm
You launched and guided many a career youngsters and may your legacy live forever. Sad in deed but in SeRolong we say: ROBALA KA KAGISHO MORWARRA, NTWA O E LOLE E BILE O E HENTSE!
El Asesino Cérébrale
posted: 11:10 pm
You launched and guided many a career of our youngsters. May your legacy live forever. Sad in deed but in SeRolong we say: ROBALA KA KAGISHO MORWARRA, NTWA O E LOLE E BILE O E HENTSE!

KidKudu7
posted: 12:20 am
RIP baba...
Anonymous
posted: 12:58 am
I still remember u when u put us on the map when coaching our team Ria Stars. Our heart-condolences to ur family and rest in peace, u were a guding light and great ambassador of the game, we will miss u. I was hoping to see u making a comeback to coach in the PSL again. Robala ka khutso senatla gare ga dinatla.
Anonymous
posted: 01:05 am
R.I.P
Clever boys
posted: 01:34 am
Rest in peace Styles I remember u as Bloemfontein celtics coach and when Celtics beat Sundowns all your players celebrating by walking like old men.
Anonymous
posted: 07:17 am
If only one may reach a fraction of his achievements, one would be a great man. Heartfelt condolences to his family...
jabucivcon
posted: 07:53 am
Hamba kahle qawe.ziyohamba izinsizwa kosala izibongo RIP NTATE
Anonymous
posted: 08:28 am
really sad news to south african soccer,condolences to styles family.not gud news at all.only god knws.hamba kahle styles.
Anonymous
posted: 08:31 am
Death is the destination we won't elude. Death Be Not Proud. RIP.
KING?
posted: 08:47 am

the legend has fallen. u have lived your life, farewell on your new road.
Anonymous
posted: 08:59 am
Rest in Peace Mr Phumo.
Anonymous
posted: 09:19 am
Ha moya wa hae o phomele ka khotso.
Anonymous
posted: 09:34 am
May your soul rest in peace
Anonymous
posted: 09:35 am
Re soabile ka 'nete re le basotho. Re tla u hopola Bra Styles kahara naha. You raised the standard of our countries football. Re lla le lelapa la hau ntate.
Anonymous
posted: 09:37 am
May your soul rest in peace
Anonymous
posted: 09:39 am
May your soul rest in peace
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