The now late Banyana Banayna kit manager Aletta Ngidi. Photo: @Banyana_Banyana via twitter
The now late Banyana Banayna kit manager Aletta Ngidi. Photo: @Banyana_Banyana via twitter

Banyana Banyana lose long-serving kit manager Aletta Ngidi to Covid-19

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Jul 13, 2021

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CAPE TOWN - The South African Football Association (SAFA) is mourning the passing of Banyana Banyana long-serving kit manager, Aletta Ngidi, who succumbed to Covid-19 complications early on Tuesday.

Aletta has been unwell for the past two weeks and died in the early hours on Tuesday.

‘’We have lost a dedicated servant of the game,’’ said SAFA CEO, Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe. ‘’This is distressing news. Aletta was supposed to be part of the delegation of Banyana Banyana that was scheduled to travel to the Netherlands two weeks ago for a friendly match in Zwolle.

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‘’That trip was called off after several players and officials tested positive. We are devastated. The Association sends our heartfelt condolences to the family, colleagues and friends. May her soul rest in peace.’’

Banyana Banyana coach Desire Ellis was gutted following the passing of Aletta.

‘’Aletta was not just a colleague but a family member. There were no dull moments in her presence. She led the singing both in the bus and dressing room and there was always lots of vibes when she is around. Her passing is a massive loss,’’ said a sobbing Ellis.

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