Borges pays tribute to Revoredo

Kaizer Chiefs today announced their goalkeeper coach Revoredo passed away on Wednesday morning from an undisclosed illness.

The Brazilian also worked with Pirates, Bafana Bafana, Golden Arrows and AmaZulu following his arrival in the country a decade ago.

Borges is one of many left saddened by the death of his compatriot.

"Eish... this just so sad," said Borges. "He was a big friend of mine. He was a hard worker and a really nice guy. He worked for big teams, Flamingo, and with the national Under-20 team in Brazil before coming to South Africa. This is really bad news. It's a big loss to football."

Royal Eagles manager James Dlamini shared the sentiment, having linked up with Revoredo at Usuthu.

"Alex... wafikela ezandleni zami ku AmaZulu in 2007. A workholic and a friendly guy," said Dlamini.

"He liked peace and gave his best to his work. I remember when he arrived at AmaZulu Tshepo Motsoeneng was down and out but he helped him revive his career. Tshepo went on to win a big contract with SuperSport United. You look how he worked with Senzo Meyiwa when he arrived at Pirates and he went to be the number one goalkeeper at Bafana Bafana. We will never forget all the good work he did for South African football."