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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.

Article by: KICK OFF

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Gucci Man
posted: 2013-10-28 06:58:36

KICKOFF…I know its Monday and isitlama-tlama sidlala ngani

I’m not sure if the photo is for Andries Maseko ….or related to him.

Please keep us updated so that we know

Three 3
posted: 2013-10-28 07:00:44

kanti ngubane lona? Kickoff amatuerish

posted: 2013-10-28 07:15:58

Gucci Man This is indeed Six Mabone !

Turfloop branch(Mricho)
posted: 2013-10-28 07:36:00

Rest in peace man

Sir eeeemzaa walikhosi
posted: 2013-10-28 07:37:57

RIP Legend

k4l : let's hear

Mylez Alba
posted: 2013-10-28 07:42:26

May his soul Rest in Peace!!

Ibhola Lethu
posted: 2013-10-28 07:44:26


Peace & Love...

posted: 2013-10-28 08:06:04

RIP Six Mabone!!!

Gucci Man
posted: 2013-10-28 08:17:12


You know KICKOFF my outie, they posted a different photo, a caucasian dude, looking like Erol Sweeney

Rhino Gold and Black
posted: 2013-10-28 08:30:22

RIP SwaiSwai lam elihle. Love & Peace. 

Star Washelela1937
posted: 2013-10-28 08:39:22

Man is born with his hands clenched, but his hands are open in death, because on entering the world he desires to grasp everything, but on leaving, he takes nothing away.

We are sorry for his loss.  6 Mabone will live on in our memories forever. May his soul rest in Peace.

tholokabomo-Tell no lies, Claim no easy victories
posted: 2013-10-28 08:39:22

It is "Six Mabone"'s Picture. I think one game where he showed his class was that 5-5 semi-final game against Chiefs where "Ace" score all Chiefs goals. I think he scored in the return game and Maswaiswai won the replay 2-1. They went on to the final to play against AMazayoni. It was the Mainstain cup. I wish someone can give us the profile of this great son of the soul and have his information added to Wikepedia. I know you can edit information there but atleast there will be some. Add proper stats.

Robala ka kagiso. May the light keep on burning.

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