JOHANNESBURG, August 31 – Kaizer Chiefs have paid tribute to goalkeeper coach Alexandre Revoredo who died on Wednesday following a short illness.
The club issued the following statement:
“The Kaizer Chiefs Family is devastated and deeply saddened by the sudden death of one of our own, goalkeeper coach Alexandre Magnus Bezerra Revoredo.
“The Brazilian mentor, who joined Kaizer Chiefs in June 2016, passed away after a short illness on Wednesday morning at the Life Bedford Gardens Hospital in Bedfordview following. Revoredo was rushed to hospital on Sunday after complaining of excruciating pains in his abdomen.
“Unfortunately, his condition deteriorated on Tuesday and he eventually succumbed on Wednesday morning, despite significant medical intervention.
“Coach Alex, as he was affectionately known around the village, was a dedicated man with a cheerful demeanour, who was highly respected and well-liked by everybody at the club. He will be dearly missed by the goalkeepers, coaches and the entire playing squad.
“We send our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Deise Revoredo, who landed in Johannesburg this morning (Thursday) from Brazil, his family, friends, colleagues and relatives.
“The club will communicate further regarding the memorial services and funeral arrangements of our beloved coach Alex.”