Cape Town Spurs have announced that their long-serving kit manager Albert Hendricks has retired after 37 years at the club.
Hendricks served as kit man for both Cape Town Spurs and later Ajax Cape Town since 1984.
The Urban Warriors describe Hendricks as someone who dedicated his life to the beautiful game, in particular to footballers in the Mother City.
Ikamva honoured the kit manager with their 100% locally-produced home and away jerseys for the 2020/21 GladAfrica Championship campaign. The club further stated that it will continue to wear the strip in the upcoming season.
“We will continue to pay tribute to ‘Mr A’ over the next few weeks and CEO Alexi Efstathiou has already announced that he will be inducted as an honorary life member of the club,” reads the statement.
Hendricks also added that: “It is the end of an era, I never wanted this time to come. You always feel like there is more time left but that isn’t the case.”
“It is a heartbreaking moment for me, but it is the reality of life and I have to accept that. I have to make way for the younger generation.
“The next few weeks will be difficult. Sometimes we think we will live to be 100 or 200 years old, but the body doesn’t allow us to go that far.
“I will miss the club, I will feel emotional but I’ve prepared myself for this day.”
The Cape Town-based outfit thanked ‘Mr A’ for his loyal service over the last 37 years and look forward to seeing him at their home matches for seasons to come.
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By FARPost Reporter