It’s been confirmed to the Siya crew that a former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates coach has passed away.
It was widely reported in local media earlier this year that Joe Frickleton - who’s been deemed as one of the most successful coaches in early South African football, was admitted to a hospital in Cape Town due to dementia.
However, today, months after the football fraternity learnt about his illness, Frickelton’s good friend and former Highlands Park teammate, Martin Cohen confirmed to the Siya crew that Frickleton passed away in Cape Town.
As a coach, Frickleton won the league title, the JPS Knockout Cup, the ‘Champ of Champs’ and the Mainstay Cup with Chiefs back in 1984 and thereafter helped Pirates clinch the African Champions Cup (now CAF Champions League) in 1995 when he took over the reins from Mike Makaab.
During his playing days, the Scotsman spent the majority of his professional football career on the books of Highlands Park during 1964 and 1974, winning several honours at the club.
Soccer Laduma would like to send heartfelt condolences to the family and friends affected by Frickleton’s passing.
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