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RIP: PSL Life President Leepile Taunyane

Posted: 30 October 2013 Time: 16:36

Legendary football administrator and PSL Life President Dr Leepile Taunyane has passed away, at the age of 85.

RIP: PSL Life President Leepile Taunyane

A PSL statement reads: “It is with sadness and regret that we inform you of the passing of the PSL Life President, Dr Leepile Taunyane.

“The PSL Executive Committee (EXCO) will meet with the family tomorrow.”

Taunyane began his career in Alexandra as a football administator in the 1960s, where he also mentored a young Irvin Khoza, in the 1970s.

Despite his advanced years, Taunyane's commitment to football was strongly in evidence, as he still went to work at the PSL offices every day. sends condolences to his friends and family. May he rest in peace.


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CAF Champions league& Proudly CCC Silver Medalist
posted: 2013-10-30 14:42:32


Sad news indeed. Condolences to the family and Rest in Peace. 

posted: 2013-10-30 14:42:58


Kickoff BloggerLePirates
posted: 2013-10-30 14:50:57

May his soul rest in peace we just lost a great

posted: 2013-10-30 14:52:23

Your name is synonymous with SA soccer Doc, rest in peace.

Mighty Bucks
posted: 2013-10-30 14:52:40

R.I.P Mr. Taunyane, may the Lord be with his family and friends and support everyone emotionally and build them.  

B.T.I.D(No Love For Tinkler)
posted: 2013-10-30 14:52:50

Robala ka khotso Ntate Taunyane

posted: 2013-10-30 14:54:09

May his should rest in peace. This is one man whose contribution to society and mankind in general need no mention. He lived a productive life both for himself and the human population at large.

Rest in Peace Tau.

Pirate of the South
posted: 2013-10-30 14:54:51

Rest in Peace Mr. Taunyane you are surely in safe place now i.e. in heaven & may the grace of Almighty God be with your family.

Gucci Man
posted: 2013-10-30 14:55:00

RIP Ntate Leepile Taunyane.....mayb God with family and friends during this mourning period.

Dudu kumndeni wakwa Taunyane, sonke silahlekelwe

posted: 2013-10-30 14:59:01

May His soul rest in peace. When one thinks of Mr Taunyane, one sees a Leader, a Mentor, not forgetting that he was a Principal/Teacher by profession. He worked tireless for the community at large mostly the less fortunate, I can't think beyond the Iwisa/Telkom charity spectacular tournament (some not so bright sparks put and end to it). You'll be sadly missed Sir.

The Phefeni Boy®™
posted: 2013-10-30 15:00:43

I am still shocked......What a loss to our football...What a great man.....

Spoke to him at the PSL offices not so long ago....

He has given many of us especially young people opportunities in football when many gave us the cold shoulder.

Ntate Taunyane.......Rest in Peace.....We will continue with the work you left us with....We will make you proud.

I salute this man.....Our football will never be the same without this man....What a humble man.

Alexandra/Gomora Township has lost a great man.

Siyabonga Dr Taunyane.

Fumigator {#Komphela Is A Spaza Shop Coach}
posted: 2013-10-30 15:01:17

This is sad news for S.A football. Please may your soccer loving soul Rest In Peace sir Taunyane and may the good Lord be with everyone you left behind.

posted: 2013-10-30 15:02:42

Our deepest condolences to the Taunyane family. May The Lord be with them during this trying time. It is not only your lost but the whole soccer fraternity including Egyptians (Zamalek & Al Ahly), Tunisia (Espererance), Congo (AC Leopards), DRC (TP Mazembe), Zambia (Zanaco) and Sychelles (FC Djabal).

Rest In Peace and you will always be remembered for your tireless work

The Phefeni Boy®™
posted: 2013-10-30 15:07:27

Gucci Man 

Please do me a favour and click on that link  below and read what the man had to say...what a touching interview....

The Alexandra Township legend.....


The Phefeni Boy®™
posted: 2013-10-30 15:09:19

Gucci Man

Please do me a favour and click on that link  below and read what the man had to say...what a touching interview....

The Alexandra Township legend.....


Krol is a Pirates Legend
posted: 2013-10-30 15:15:17

Condolences to Taunyane family 

posted: 2013-10-30 15:35:01

Rest in Peace Father. Condolences to the family

One and Only
posted: 2013-10-30 15:38:29

May your humble soul rest in peace. Thank you for the years we worked together whilst i managed the Telkom Charity Cup. You have taught me that humility can take one to places...RIP Ntate

Fumigator {#Komphela Is A Spaza Shop Coach}
posted: 2013-10-30 16:27:05

How on earth did you manage all this - with soccer, soccer administration, running the Alex Liaison Committee and being a full-time teacher as well as being heavily involved in a whole series of teachers' organisations?

You are leaving out the fact that I am also married with five children! My life has been one in which the main thing has been to work hard, help your family, and serve the community. If ever I was criticised, all I could say is that I have always remained in areas where I could serve the community. Those are the things that are really important to me.

Just a small quote from the link you provided Phefeni my chief, thank you. My own father always said "A man can never work hard enough".

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