Commentators Tebogo Matima and Duane Dell’Oca shared their treasured memories of popular sports broadcaster, Cebo Manyaapelo.
Matima describes Cebo as a professional who pushed the boundaries. He was crazy about sports, says Matima.
You’d find it very difficult to find a bad word to describe him. As Quincy Jones said of Ray Charles, he didn’t have a single strand of bad hair on his head.— Tebogo Matima, sports commentator
Soccer commentator Duane Dell’Oca worked with Cebo for 30 years. He shared some personal experiences with the veteran sports broadcastor.
We shared the most incredible times, we saw the world together, we traveled to so many continents commentating football, normally South African football, and he's one of those incredible people...— Duane Dell’Oca, sports commentator
He was the kind of person that made you feel the game instead of listen to the game, says Dell’Oca.
Sad to hear about the passing of #CeboManyaapelo.The man who gave me so many nicknames as a Goalkeeper...#Tshing’sfinest #MzansisFinest just to name a few OrobaleKaKgotso #MorwaRre 💔🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/I7x0MZfc81— IIKHUNE3216 (@IIKHUNE_32_16) November 22, 2017
Oh my God oh noo I've been or reading #CeboManyaapelo has passed on, no his voice, I'm Xhosa and had no idea what he was saying sometimes but he was brilliant, loved the names he gave to players, I remember that so called judgement day he'll go xa ebizwa amagama elam likhona— Viwe Pobana (@Viwe_Pobana) November 22, 2017
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