Tribute to Alfred ‘Bomber’ Chamane

2015-08-26 06:00

ONE of the greatest footballers in the history of South Africa died in Pietermaritzburg recently.

Alfred Mbhomu and#034;Bomberand#034; Chamane, was born at Ntshongweni Farm near Woolstone Forest in Greytown on 25 December, 1942. After finishing school in Greytown he settled in Pietermaritzburg and worked at Hulamin for many years.

Bomber was a dribbling wizard and a prolific goal-scorer. In his heydays he played for professional soccer clubs like Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Maritzburg City, Sobantu Shooting Stars, Greytown Black Pirates and Greytown Ocean Blues. While playing for Maritzburg City his team won the coveted Natal Football Cup and were given the freedom of Pietermaritzburg by the then Mayor Cllr CB Downes.

Although he was a professional soccer player he would occasionally visit local teams and thrill the crowds with his skilful playing magic. Bomber was laid to rest over the weekend at Mountain Rise Cemetery in Pietermaritzburg after a service attended by the legends of football including Sugar Ray Xulu, Patson­ Kamuzu Banda and Michael Bizzah Dlamini

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.