17 November 2020 – SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan has joined South Africans in mourning the passing of former Banyana Banyana player Makhosini Luthuli after a long battle with cancer.

The former Banyana Banyana star hung up her boots in 2006 after eight years playing for the women’s senior national team and was part of the crop of players that played in three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.

“We have lost a legend, one of the pioneers of women football following our readmission into the FIFA family,’’ said Dr Jordaan.

Banyana Banyana Senior Women’s national team coach Desiree Ellis who played with Luthuli also expressed fond memories of the player, remembering her as a hard worker.

“She was always smiling, a hard worker and very dedicated to serving the team,’’ said Ellis.

‘’We have lost an honest and principled individual. May her soul rest in peace,’’ added the Banyana Banyana coach.

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