08 December 2018 – The South African Football Association (SAFA) is mourning the untimely passing on of one of the national referee assessors and commissioner, Graham Titus.
The 42-year old passed on early this Saturday morning.
He trained as a referees instructor in 2011 as part of SAFA’s Project Phoenix. He had been very active in training match officials in the Northern Cape.
One of his notable products is Mervyn van Wyk, who is a national panel assistant referee.
Titus had been training a group of promising young and upcoming referees in John Taolo Gaetsewe region, in areas like Kuruman, Kathu and Olifantshoek.
He was promoted to the national panel of match commissioners at the beginning of the 2012/13 season.
He was also the Northern Cape ABC Motsepe League appointments officer till February 2018.
“He was easily approachable, a good listener, thoughtful and a respectful man. In the past 12 months, he had been in and out of the hospital as his health deteriorated. He was looking forward to coming back to the refereeing family to continue doing what he liked – training and assessing referees. SAFA sends condolences to his family, friends and all who have shared their life with Titus,” said SAFA Head of Referees, Tenda Masikhwa.
Titus leaves behind his wife and 3 children.