Mike Mokoena funeral date confirmed

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The family of the late Free State Stars chairman Mike Mokoena have confirmed that his funeral will take place on Friday, 26 June 2020.

Mokoena passed away on Wednesday, 17 June after a long battle with cancer.

It has also been confirmed that there will not be a memorial service, in line with government Covid-19 guidelines.

“The funeral of the late Ntate Mike Mokoena will be held on Friday (26 June 2020) at the Methodist Church in Bohlokong, Bethlehem in the Free State Province,” announced the family in a statement.

“The service at the church will start at 10am and he will be laid to rest at Utopia Cemetery. In line with government Covid-19 guidelines, there will be no memorial service held to celebrate the life and times of Ntate Mokoena. The family will consider holding one at a later stage,”

Mokoena was one of the founding members of the National Soccer League (NSL).

He founded QwaQwa Stars in 1977 and the club was promoted to the National Premier Soccer League in 1986. They won the Coca-Cola Cup in 1994 and the Nedbank Cup in 2018.

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