13 October 2017 – South African Men’s U20 assistant coach Helman Mkhalele has lost his mother.

The u/20 assistant coach received the news while in Zambia with the squad which is taking part in the COSAFA Cup. Amajita have reached the semi finals of the tournament with a 100 percent record.

SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan said he had received the news of the passing on of Mkhalele’s mother with shock.

The SAFA President who will travel to Zambia on Thursday, said he had spoken to the former Orlando Pirates winger on learning about the sad news.

“Mkhalele has told me that he wants to remain with the squad until after the tournament and then join the mourners on either Sunday or Monday. He says the older brothers back home can in the meantime take charge of funeral arrangements.”

Mkhalele’s mother was 83.