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Citizens to pay tribute to late legend

Posted: 12 September 2018 Time: 17:11

Cape Town City have announced they will pay tribute to South African football legend Reggie Jantjies following his passing.

Jantjies passed away in a hospital in Stellenbosch on Wednesday reportedly through complications from having a leg amputated due to diabetes, with news sending the country's football lovers into mourning.

The former Hellenic stalwart will now be honoured by Cape Town's only topflight club when they host Kaizer Chiefs in the Absa Premiership this weekend.

The club sent their condolences to Jantjies's family and close friends, while confirming plans for a minute's applause at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

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"Cape Town City mourns the passing of Cape Town football legend Reggie Jantjies," said The Citizens in a statement on social media.

"The club will be honouring Reggie during the 7th minute of our league game this weekend vs Kaizer Chiefs. We encourage all supporters to stand and clap on the 7th minute for Reggie."

Above: Jantjies (centre) alongside Gregor Wille (left) and Jacques Brown (right). Photo by Maryke Swart via Netwerk24.

Tributes have continued to pour in on Twitter, with former teammates and supporters all expressing their grief at the untimely loss of Jantjies.

KickOff.com would also like to extend our condolences to Jantjies's family, friends and all those saddened by the legend's passing.

Article by: Chad Klate (@CKlatey)

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