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Diamond Boyz bid farewell to coach Vulture Corneles Esel

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Coach Vulture’s untimely departure has left a deep sense of sorrow and loss within the soccer fraternity, creating an irreplaceable void in the club and the hearts of all who knew him.

Vulture Corneles Esel, who departed this earth on December 11, 2023. His untimely departure has cast a profound sense of sorrow and loss among the soccer fraternity, leaving an irreplaceable void within the club and the hearts of all who knew him. Picture: Supplied

In a sombre moment for the local soccer community, the Diamond Boyz club commemorates the life of their cherished coach, Mr. Vulture Corneles Esel, who passed away on Monday, December 11, 2023.

Coach Vulture’s untimely departure has left a deep sense of sorrow and loss within the soccer fraternity, creating an irreplaceable void in the club and the hearts of all who knew him.

According to the club, coach Vulture transcended the role of mentor; he embodied dedication and commitment to the Diamond Boyz. His unwavering loyalty, boundless love for the sport, and undying allegiance to the club were exemplary. He selflessly devoted himself, never shying away from responsibilities, and consistently served the team with distinction and grace.

His legacy as a true servant of the game will forever be etched in the history of this club.

Mzwandile Flatela, Head of the Sol Plaatje Masters Football League Competition Committee told the DFA that the Sol Plaatje Masters Football League stands in solidarity with the grieving family, relatives, and the entire Diamond Boyz team during this difficult time.

“Coach Vulture was more than a coach; he was a true gentleman whose passion for soccer knew no bounds. His profound impact on the lives of those he mentored and the community at large is immeasurable.

“As we navigate this profound loss, we share in the pain and mourning with the bereaved families and the team. Coach Vulture’s memory will continue to inspire us, reminding us of the values of dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to the beautiful game,” said Flatela.

Though he may have left this world, his spirit and influence will live on within the very fabric of the Diamond Boyz soccer club.

Rest in peace, Coach Vulture Corneles Esel.

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