South African’s on Monday woke up to the news of the passing of soccer analyst and journalist David Kekana.

Reports state that he passed on after a long illness. His death was confirmed by his mother Rose Kekana.

“Yes he is late, that is all I can say.” she said.

Tributes poured in for Kekana on social media with the minister Nathi Mthethwa tweeting;

Today we woke up to devastating news of the passing of veteran football Analyst, David Kekana. His contribution to football analysis spans close to 2 decades & his commitment to sports development will be sorely missed. We send our sympathies to his loved ones #RIPDavidKekana

More tributes poured in with fans and colleagues expressing their sadness at the passing of one of the greats in the sports industry in the country.

Source : Sowetan