Gordon Igesund says dad was ‘rock of my life’

2014-03-11 12:26

Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund said he is devastated by the death of his father.

“This is a massive loss. He was the rock of my life,” Igesund said in a statement today.

The SA Football Association extended its heartfelt condolences to Igesund on the passing of Gordon Igesund Sr.

He died yesterday at the age of 81.

In January last year, City Press wrote his father was his biggest fan – and critic.

“My dad is the first to criticise and tell me I made wrong subs or picked the wrong team. But I love him and I am blessed (my parents) are still alive and healthy and were able to see me achieve my biggest ambition – to become the national coach,” Igesund said at the time.

Igesund Sr. is survived by his wife, four children, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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