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Posted: 19 October 2012 Time: 07:04

South Africa have suffered a big loss following confirmation that Bafana Bafana assistant coach Thomas Madigage has passed away in a car accident in Limpopo.

Click here to see our gallery of memories of Madigage

Madigage, who was appointed Gordon Igesund's right-hand-man in July, was driving alone when he hit a donkey and lost control of his car.

The sad news was confirmed by Limpopo provincial police spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

"We can confirm the unfortunate death of Mr Thomas Madigage. He was involved in an accident yesterday so as we speak now the family has already been notified," Hangwani confirms.

"He was travelling from Burgersfort to Polokwane. We can confirm that a donkey was involved and the car rolled. He was certified dead at the scene," Hangwani says.

In a statement, Safa president Kirsten Nematandani said: "We are shocked and at a loss for words and, as we speak, we are on our way to meet the family and find out what actually happened.

"We would like to pass our sincere condolences to the family, friends and the entire nation on this shocking development."

KickOff.com extends its heartfelt condolences to the Madigage family and the entire soccer fraternity.

Previous comments on this story...

MOOO
posted: 07:07 am
Gone too soon
Skhumbuzo
posted: 07:08 am
May his soul rest in peace!
Charlie
posted: 07:12 am
May his soul rest in peace. He'll be sorely missed in the football fraternity. Condolences to the family and friends
Duzenezulu@Bucs
posted: 07:13 am
R.I.P. Tom we shall miss you. in mZanzi football
Chase_Khosified
posted: 07:13 am
RIP Tommy.....
El Kampion
posted: 07:13 am
A big loss to his family and SA as a whole,espicially football
Malatji_L
posted: 07:13 am
RIP Tommy
Buddy-Rich
posted: 07:16 am
I wul lyk to extend my heart felt condolences to his family.
thabisomok
posted: 07:16 am
Gone too soon,may His soul rest in peace....
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 07:17 am
May his soul rest in peace.
Hangwanie@gmail.com
posted: 07:17 am
You will surely be missed. Your contribution to South Africa soccer development will not be forgotten.
Sxokzin WaLeKhosi
posted: 07:17 am
Sad news indeed. RIP Mr Madigage and condolences to your family.
bramoks
posted: 07:18 am
I agree that he's gone to soon. But how many young people will take a leaf out this man's book. He lived a full life. Played in Scotland, Switzerland. represented his country, was part of a team that won three championships in a row and was now in the Bafana technical fold. Examplary at it's best. RIP Chincha.
bramoks
posted: 07:18 am
I agree that he's gone to soon. But how many young people will take a leaf out this man's book. He lived a full life. Played in Scotland, Switzerland. represented his country, was part of a team that won three championships in a row and was now in the Bafana technical fold. Examplary at it's best. RIP Chincha.
bramoks
posted: 07:18 am
I agree that he's gone to soon. But how many young people will take a leaf out this man's book. He lived a full life. Played in Scotland, Switzerland. represented his country, was part of a team that won three championships in a row and was now in the Bafana technical fold. Examplary at it's best. RIP Chincha.
Anonymous
posted: 07:19 am
Eish!!!!!!!!!!!!!! very Sad, Great Man, Great Proffesional, Great assest to the Nation, Great Loss............Eish RIP Tommy.... we'll miss ur humble face and personality.
Unemotional A**lyst
posted: 07:20 am
RIP Tommy!! May your soul rest in peace.
Mapeya
posted: 07:21 am
Gone too soon indeed RIP Tommy
Anonymous
posted: 07:22 am
shocked****Gutted actually. May his sould rest in peace. Kgotso.
Mandisa
posted: 07:25 am
I can rest assure you the continent lost one of the greatest legends so Bafana Bafana MUST win this forth coming ACN in honor of this fallen hero and may his soul rest in peace as for the family we send our prayers to them.
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