De Kok laid to rest

 Photos: siphelele nketo Mourners and football coaches carrying Urban De Kok’s casket after the funeral service.
Photos: siphelele nketo Mourners and football coaches carrying Urban De Kok’s casket after the funeral service.

FOOTBALL coach and instructor Urban de Kok was described by many as an important sport developer in the country during his funeral service in Kokstad on Saturday.

The funeral service was attended by coaches from both KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape and the service was held at the Roman Catholic Church. De Kok was a Confederation African Football (Caf) instructor and South African Football Association (Safa) coach.

He died last Sunday after complaining of chest pains.

His friend and a coach Leonard Gregory said De Kok’s death is still yet to sink in.
“De Kok used to visit my house every day and chat about sport development in the country. He instructed me to invest my legacy as a coach by training young people in sport. His death came as a shock to me,” said Gregory.

De Kok started his career as a football player for Maritzburg United. After that he completed coaching courses and received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Service in Sport in 2014.

FOOTBALL coach and instructor Urban de Kok was described by many as an important sport developer in the country during his funeral service in Kokstad on Saturday.

The funeral service was attended by coaches from both KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape and the service was held at the Roman Catholic Church. De Kok was a Confederation African Football (Caf) instructor and South African Football Association (Safa) coach.

He died last Sunday after complaining of chest pains.

His friend and a coach Leonard Gregory said De Kok’s death is still yet to sink in. “Everyday De Kok used to visit my house and chat about sport development in the country. He instructed me to invest my legacy as a coach by training young people in sport. His death came as a shock to me,” said Gregory.

De Kok started his career as a football player for Maritzburg United. After that he completed coaching courses and received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Service in Sport in 2014.

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