9 May 2023 – SAFA Vice President Natasha Tsichlas remembers the time spent with the late Mamelodi Sundowns former Public Relations Officer Alex Shakaone.

“My family and Alex have a very long history in football, he was a very important person in the development of Mamelodi Sundowns and football in general. Alex was a character of note, with beautiful style and his positive outlook on life;” said Tsichlas.
“When my family took over at Mamelodi Sundowns we identified Alex as someone we need to ensure that we had the supp

ort of the community. He played such a huge role in growing Sundowns as a brand that we made him a director at the club, and his passion showed in everything he touched with his “Gold fingers;”.

“I want to express my deepest condolences to the Shakoane family, the passionate supporters of Mamelodi Sundowns and the whole football fraternity. We have indeed lost a great individual;” concluded Tsichlas.

The flamboyant Shakoane passed away on Sunday (8 May 2023).