RIP: Six Mabone
Posted: 28 October 2013 Time: 08:53
Moroka Swallows have confirmed the passing away of their former star forward Andries Maseko who died on Saturday morning at the age of 58.
Maseko was admitted to Chris Hani Hospital (Baragwanath) on Thursday night, but the cause of his death is yet to be disclosed.
'Six Mabone', as he was affectionately known in his heyday, played for the Dube Birds from 1972 to 1983. He made history in 1976 when he netted a record eight NPSL goals for Swallows as they hammered Umlazi Citizens 13-0 in KwaThema, Springs.
He also played in the USA for Washington Diplomats, San Jose Earthquakes and Phoenix Infernos.
Swallows administrator and supporters director Sipho Xulu says: "As a club we extend our heartfelt and deepest condolences to the Maseko family, friends and the soccer fraternity at large. May his soul rest in peace."
Funeral arrangements will be announced as soon as they are finalised by the family.
KICK OFF offers its sincere condolences to the families and friends of Andries Maseko.
May his soul rest in peace.