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Daniels: ‘Uncle Albert was a father figure, coach & physio’

Cape Town Spurs veteran Clayton Daniels has paid a heartfelt tribute to former kit man, Albert Hendricks, and spoke of the lasting memories ‘Mr.A’ had at Ikamva. 

Mr.A, as he was affectionately known, was a legendary figure in South African football and served the club with passion for some 37 years. 

During this time, Mr.A touched the lives of many young players making their way through the ranks, with Clayton Daniels being one of them. 

In paying homage to Mr.A, Daniels mentioned that his stories helped players endure tough periods in their careers and that he will be dearly missed in and around the club.

“It’s a huge loss for us as players that were connected with uncle Albert and also for South African football” Daniels said. 

“There’s a lot of stories I can tell you about uncle Albert, he has been here with us, he was the father figure behind the scenes. He was the coach off the field, he will tell exactly what you did wrong.

“He told us the stories of his life, what he went through, and his stories helped us when we faced challenges. When we were injured, he was the best physio as well, he knew how to rub us out when the physio wasn’t around. He was the gym guy when we needed to work on our bodies.

“We will miss him here at Ikamva, we will miss him as a club and everything that he did for us, we are very grateful.

“We will never stop thinking about him, we will share his stories that he shared with us, he will always live in our hearts. 

“Condolences to his family.”