Former NSL PRO Abdul Bhamjee has passed away at the age of 82.
The news was confirmed this morning on social media.
Bhamjee, affectionately known as ‘Mr Soccer’, was one of the great characters of South African soccer for many years, though his time at the league ended in a dark cloud, as he was convicted of fraud.
He was a key member of the team that unified South African football, uniting the NPSL, NFL, FPL and the NSL.
Meanwhile the PSL released a statement saying, “The Premier Soccer League is mourning the passing of former Public Relations Officer of the National Soccer League, Mr. Abdulhuck Marhoon Bhamjee.”
“The PSL Executive Committee and member clubs are saddened by the loss of Mr Bhamjee. We recognize his role in the formation of the National Soccer League and the building of the brand NSL.”
“Our condolences go to the children (Mohamed, Fazel, Yusuf and Nadira) and the entire Bhamjee family. We supplicate that God gives them fortitude at this moment of their extreme grief and pain.”
“The PSL will observe a moment of silence ahead of this week’s DStv Premiership and GladAfrica Championship fixtures commencing today until the weekend.”
“May his soul repose peacefully.”
iDiski Times sends condolences to his family, friends and the football fraternity.