Bafana Bafana’s AFCON-winning coach Clive Barker and AmaZulu have given their heartfelt condolences to the family of Bafana Bafana assistant coach Thomas Madigage who passed away in a car accident in Limpopo on Thursday night.
A statement issued on the SAFA website confirmed the news of the passing of the 42 year old former Bafana Bafana midfielder’s passing.
“It is terrible to hear about the news of Tommy. He was a super guy really, who played with great distinction for his country. He always reminded of John Moeti as both were in the same mould and were top class,” Barker says.
“As a coach he had a fabulous personality, he got better and better with his relationship with Gavin Hunt, and off-course with Gordon Igesund now, it was just he was taking off at international level.
“I duly want to say my condolences from my own family first of all and then secondly from the AmaZulu family my condolences, and thirdly from the football family in the world. We’re delighted to have known him and to have worked with him,” said Barker.
AmaZulu General Manager, Peter O’Connor echoed Barker’s words: “It is tragic news, and a huge loss to Bafana Bafana and the soccer fraternity of South Africa. He was a phenomenal coach, he did a fantastic job at SuperSport and also with Bafana Bafana – condolences to his family.”