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Former Bafana Bafana coach Clive Barker has passed away. He was 78.

His death was announced via a statement by his family.

“It is with profound sadness that the family of former Bafana Bafana coach Clive Barker announce his passing on Saturday, 10 June after a brave battle with Lewy Body Dementia.

“We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the medical professionals who cared for Clive over the past six months.”

In March this year, Barker’s family announced that he was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia.

While he was the coach of the national football team, he led them to reign supreme at the Africa Cup of Nations in 1996.

The statement continued:

“He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and he will be dearly missed. We will provide details of the memorial service in the coming days and ask the family’s privacy be respected at this very difficult time.”

Image credit: The Citizen

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