Assistant referee Shaun Olive during the 2021 Nedbank Cup last 16 match between Black Leopards and AmaZulu. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Assistant referee Shaun Olive during the 2021 Nedbank Cup last 16 match between Black Leopards and AmaZulu. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Tributes pour in following passing of PSL Assistant referee Shaun Olive

By Staff Reporter Time of article published May 8, 2021

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DURBAN - The SA football fraternity is mourning the death of 2019-20 assistant referee of the season Shaun Olive who passed away after sustaining horrific injuries in a car accident in Johannesburg last week.

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“The Premier Soccer League is saddened by the passing of 2019-20 PSL assistant referee of the season Shaun Olive,” stated the PSL in a statement issued on Saturday morning.

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“The league sends heartfelt condolences to the Olive family‚ SA Football Association (SAFA) and the football fraternity at large.

“The PSL will observe a moment of silence in honour of Shaun Olive ahead of this weekend’s Nedbank Cup‚ DStv Diski Challenge‚ DStv Premiership and GladAfrica Championship fixtures. May his soul repose peacefully.”

A Backabuddy campaign was started last week to raise money for Olive’s medical bills as he was left without medical aid due to the financial strain caused by the pandemic.

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