Free State Stars chairman Mike Mokoena has died, Sport24 reported on Wednesday.
The Premier Soccer League confirmed the news on Wednesday. According to SABC News, he died on Wednesday in a Johannesburg hospital from cancer.
Paying tribute to his father, actor Thapelo Mokoena, wrote on Instagram: "I've been dreading this day coming for a long time now. You put up a good fight with this cancer dad."
He added: "Thank you for life. Thank you for the years. You can rest now. You also chose to leave on your son's birthday."
"I'm sorry my brother, I know you will continue to make him proud by being the great father you are to your kids," wrote Nandi Madida.