tshabalala.jpgMoments before South Africa’s best  2010 footballer could take the Telkom knockout trophy to his mother in hospital, Hadifele Rebecca Tshabalala died.

Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs star midfielder and winner of the 2010 SAFA footballer of the year award, Siphiwe Tshabalala was reported to be devastated yesterday when he got news that his mother had died in the afternoon after spending the most of last week in hospital.


Tshabalala’s manager Jazzman Mahlakgane said before the game, he sent a message saying that he will dedicate the winner’s medal to his mother.

By the afternoon, he had already put his winners medal by her bedside, but by the time he wanted to go with the trophy, she had passed away.