Ted Dumitru has been credited with playing a significant role in developing technical skills, making use of thorough research to assist coaches.
Dumitru was rushed to hospital after he collapsed in a shopping mall on Thursday. He could not be saved.
702's John Robbie spoke to soccer analyst and former Bafana Bafana players, Marks Maponyane and Neil Tovey, as they remember the kind of person he was..
Listen to the interview below:
I met Ted when he joined Kaizer Chiefs in 1986. When he joined, he just turned the fortunes of Kaizer Chiefs.— Marks Maponyane, former Bafana Bafana player
He was a very reserved person, he only got emotional once he was on the field. He was one to listen to the conversation and add his value.— Neil Tovey, former Bafana Bafana player
He was continuously doing research about the game, how he could improve the game. How to get our coaches to reach their potential.— Neil Tovey, former Bafana Bafana player