The South African Football Association is mourning the passing of veteran journalist, Coudjoe Amankwaa who died on Friday evening.
According to the SAFA website, Amankwaa suffered a heart attack.
A regular on SABC as a football analyst, Amankwaa, who was born in Ghana, started out at the Sowetan in 1994.
He also worked for The Citizen.
SAFA president, Danny Jordaan described Amankwaa's passing as a sad day for sports journalism in the country.
"The industry has been robbed of an honest individual and one journalist who called a spade a spade. We are all poorer without Coudjoe,"said Jordaan.
"This is one of the saddest days in the history of sports journalism. Coudjoe was one of the most amiable journalists around and had earned his stripes both as a print and broadcast journalist,"Jordaan added.