8 May 2021 – It is with profound sadness and deep grief that we inform the South African football family of the passing of Shaun Olive, SAFA and FIFA Assistant Referee.
Shaun sustained serious injuries after being involved in a freak motor accident in Mondeor on Thursday and passed on this morning.
‘’We are gutted as the Association. Here was a young man, taken away at the prime of his career. Shaun was among the rising young officials and his passing on is a huge blow to the country, the continent and world,’’ said SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan.
Chairperson of the SAFA Referees Committee, Ms Natasha Tsichlas said she could still not believe Shaun was no more.
‘’We extend our most sincere condolences to Shaun’s family, his fiancé, friends and the refereeing family as we come to terms with his tragic passing. We pray that they will be comforted and experience deep peace today, and the days hereafter.
‘’Shaun’s bubbly presence and amiable character will be sorely missed among us. He showed so much promise and was at the cusp of a flourishing career,’’ added Ms Tsichlas.