Alexandre Revoredo joined Kaizer Chiefs in June last year. Photo: Muzi Ntombela, BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs announced on Thursday that their goalkeeper coach, Alexandre Revoredo, has died following a short illness.

The 58-year-old Brazilian was previously the goalkeeper coach for Orlando Pirates, Golden Arrows and AmaZulu.

Revoredo passed away on Wednesday morning at a hospital in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, having been taken there on Sunday after complaining of abdomen pain.

“Unfortunately, his condition deteriorated on Tuesday and he eventually succumbed on Wednesday morning, despite significant medical intervention,” Kaizer Chiefs said in a statement.

“Coach Alex, as he was affectionately known around the (Chiefs) 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.”

Revoredo joined Chiefs in June 2016, having been with Pirates for four years before that.

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