DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed that their long-serving administrator Alex Shakoane has died. Shakoane is believed to have suffered a stroke recently and couldn’t recover.

He was the PSL club’s communications manager during the time of his passing. Shakoane was involved in Sundowns since its formative years in the 1970s.


Mamelodi Sundowns Chairman Tlhopie Motsepe has also sent his message of condolences.

“The Motsepe family, the Board, the Supporters and all the members of the Mamelodi Sundowns Family mourn and are deeply saddened by the passing of Alex” Goldfinger” Shakoane whom we all loved dearly. Bra Alex’s life was all about Mamelodi Sundowns and we will miss his unique contributions and larger than life personality.”

“‘Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shakoane family, his friends and all Masandawana.”

Mamelodi Sundowns long-serving official Alex Shakoane has died
Sundowns long-serving official Alex Shakoane has died


The Premier Soccer League and Orlando Pirates have also joined thousands in the football fraternity who have sent their condolences.

“The PSL is saddened by the passing of Alex Shakoane,” the league also said in a statement on Sunday.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the Shakoane family, Mamelodi Sundowns the football family at large.”


Orlando Pirates is saddened by the passing of Alex “Mr. Goldfingers” Shakoane. On behalf of the extended Orlando Pirates family, we convey our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Shakoane family. Rest In Peace.”

Details regarding the memorial and funeral service will also be announced in due course.

As LimSportsZone we also send our condolences to the Shakoane and Sundowns family. May his Soul rest in Peace.

By Khotso Ramalatwsa