Chiefs assistant coach Zwane pays tribute to McFarlene


Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach and legend Arthur Zwane on Wednesday paid tribute to the late U19 Development player, James McFarlene.

McFarlene passed away due to a horror car accident on Friday, 6 November.

Zwane accompanied by the football manager Bobby Motaung paid a visit to the family immediately after learning of McFarlene’s tragic passing.

“We have lost a fine prospect and a talented young lad. James has left us too soon and it is hard to comprehend what happened. It is going to take long for us to recover from this loss. We are shattered and all our thoughts are with his family. We will sorely miss him,” said Zwane.

“James joined us from Black Aces three seasons ago. We identified him from the youth national teams and saw him as a great prospect for the future.

“He was full of energy so much that you could use him either as a number 8 or 10. We had identified him for promotion to the reserve team in the upcoming season,” added the Amakhosi assistant coach.

“The club is focusing on giving the family support through this difficult time. The club is holding hands with the family to give them the necessary support.

“We will also trigger the system of supporting his teammates who are in the state of shock at the moment. It is sad but we trust time will heal us. I would like to once more express our deepest heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and friends.

“To see the family in the sorrowful state they are in was hard. We met his grief-stricken mother and the other family to express the sympathies on behalf of the Chiefs family. We wish to express our solidarity in grief with the family,” concluded the Chiefs legend.

McFarlane will be buried on Saturday, 14 November. The funeral will take place under Covid-19 regulations.

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