Khanye: I've lost a second father

‘Madala’ as Dumitru was affectionately known passed away today after collapsed in Johannesburg in what was believed to be a heart attack.

Dumitru is amongst few coaches that coached the ‘Big Three’ teams in South Africa including Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.

Khanye tells he is devastated about Dumitru after speaking to him just this morning.

“I spoke to Ted this morning around 8am. He wanted me to come and be part of the coaching workshop at the Johannesburg Stadium tomorrow,” Khanye reveals.

”I was surprised by a call from one lady on one of the shops in Eastgate asking me if I know Ted and this was after he collapsed. I think he was one of the last few numbers I dialed.

“I am sad, man. I have lost a second father after also my father passed away. It’s double pain. I am still lost.”


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