12 September 2018– The South African Football Association (SAFA) has joined milions of fans around the country to mourn the passing of football legend Reggie Jantjies on Wednesday (12 September) in Cape Town.
Jantjies was one of the best players to have come out of the Western Cape, playing for Cape Town Spurs and Hellenic in the 1980s and 1990s.
The South African legend passed on following complications after he had his leg amputated due to diabetes. Recently, Jantjies had become a youth coach.
“Jantjies used to entertain us with his skills many years ago, and is one of the heroes of yesteryear who made us love the game even more during the difficult times back then. A giant has really fallen, and it is a great loss not only to Cape Town or the Western Cape, but to the whole country,” said SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan.
“On behalf of the entire SAFA Council and the football fraternity in general, I would like to take this opportunity to wish his family strength during these trying times. May they be comforted as we join them in mourning this fallen hero. May his soul rest in peace.”
Meanwhile PSL newcomers Cape Town City said they will honour the midfielder during their league clash against Kaizer Chiefs this coming weekend at the Cape Town Stadium by asking all the supporters to stand and clap in the 7thminute for Reggie.