The South African football fraternity has this morning woke up in great shock, this is following the death of a legendary servant of the game who sadly passed away this morning.
Soweto giants Swallows Football Club have released a statement this afternoon in which they sent commiserations to the family of Godfrey Gxowa - one of the club's greatest servants - who died this morning.
Swallows CEO Sipho Xulu waxed lyrical about Gxowa's significant contribution to the club during his half a century of servanthood.
The cause of Gxowa's death has not been disclosed and neither has details regarding his funeral.
He was known for been associated with Swallows FC for more than 50 years, which is why he was very critical of the club during its desperate times around the mid-2010s when they were relegated down to the third-tier of South African football.
While a director at the club in 2015, Gxowa was quoted verbatim expressing his great disappointment at Swallows high-echelons of management for the dismal direction the club was taking.
One could argue that Gxowa died with the team where it belongs, the topflight division, of course the Dube Birds are currently having a rough patch in the league, sitting uncomfortably last on the log, and without a coach after they sacked Brandon Truter last night, however, the club has made huge strides under the chairman David Magashoa, and Gxowa certainly died a proud man.
Swallows supporters reacted to the news, with some of those who were family with Gxowa indicating that indeed his loss will be greatly felt at the club, because of the significant role he played over the years.
The OnlineNewzBible team sends its most sincere condolences to Gxowa's family, May His Soul Repose Peacefully.
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