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SASCOC joins SAFA in mourning Bra Styles
- Updated: November 28, 2011
SASCOC has joined the South African football fraternity in mourning the passing of April “Styles” Phumo at the age of 74.
The former Bafana Bafana coach, popularly known as Bra Styles lost a battle with cancer and died on Sunday, 27 November, SASCOC learnt on Monday morning.
SASCOC Chief Executive Tubby Reddy extended the Olympic governing body’s condolences and went on to refer to Phumo as one of South African footballs true ambassadors”.
Bra Styles was well known for his hard work ethic as well as his major contribution to our football.He worked tirelessly at developing the game. His passing is a great loss to South Africa, not just football. He will be missed dearly,” Reddy said.
Phumo, was in charge of the national team at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Tunisia. He coached Bafana Bafana in 2003 and into early 2004 before being replaced by Stuart Baxter. He also assisted head coach Trott Moloto in 2002, and had a short stint with First Division side Atlie FC during this season.