A former PSL coach has passed away after succumbing to COVID-19 related complications.
David Bright, who was the head coach of newly promoted Sua Flamingoes in Botswana, has died at the age of 64. This has been confirmed by Botswana Football Association Vice President Masego Ntshingane, who was contacted by the Siya crew.
"Yes, it's true that he has passed on late last night, due to COVID-19 related complications," Ntshingane told the Siya crew.
"We will release a statement today, but obviously we lost a great man. He is a man who changed Botswana football. He helped a lot of people. He is the only coach who managed to go coach outside in South Africa. So we are sad, but what can we say? Now we just need to prepare for his honourable burial."
Bright coached Santos and Bay United in the topflight of South Africa and also worked for FC Cape Town in the second tier.
In Botswana, Bright coached Mogoditsane Fighters, Township Rollers, Gaborone United, Flamengo Santos and Morupule Wanderers. He coached the Botswana national team on four occasions. He also had a stint with the under-23 team which missed out on qualifying for the 2008 Olympics.