The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has announced that a moment of silence will observed for departed Kaizer Chiefs legend Frank Pereira.
Pereira’s passing was confirmed by Chiefs on Sunday, 3 September, and the former striker was 77 at the time of his death.
He played for Chiefs between 1979 and 1983 where he scored some crucial goals which contributed to the club’s huge success at the time.
Pereira won 10 major trophies during his stint with Chiefs, including the 1979 league title with the same club.
The Portuguese frontman was in red hot form while playing for Cape Town City in 1973 where he finished as the league’s top goalscorer with 26 goals.
Now, the PSL released a statement confirming that Pereira will be honoured with a moment of silence in this weekend’s DStv Diski Challenge fixtures, next week’s DStv Premiership and Motsepe Foundation Championship fixtures.
PSL TO HONOUR KAIZER CHIEFS LEGEND WITH MOMENT OF SILENCE – FULL ASTATEMENT
“The Premier Soccer League (PSL) is deeply saddened by the passing of South African football legend, Frank ‘Jingles’ Pereira,” reads the statement.
“Pereira, who was also nicknamed ‘Mama Ka Sibongile’, played for a number of clubs including Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town City, Highlands Park, Vaal United, Powerlines, and Jewish Guild.
“A moment of silence will be observed in his honour ahead of this weekend’s DStv Diski Challenge fixtures, and next week’s DStv Premiership and Motsepe Foundation Championship fixtures.
“The PSL sends heartfelt condolences to the Pereira family, and the football community at large.
“May his soul repose peacefully.”