Ted Dumitru has passed on

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Former Kaizer Chiefs‚ Orlando Pirates‚ Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana coach Ted Dumitru collapsed in a shopping mall and was rushed to hospital on Thursday‚ but could not be saved.

He was 76 years old.

South African Football Association confirmed on Thursday.

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Dumitru led Kaizer Chiefs to back-to-back PSL titles between 2004 and 2005. He also coached Orlando Pirates. Details are still sketchy at the moment stage but centre management is expected to release a statement related to an incident in the mall later on Thursday.

Dumitru last worked as a technical director for Mamelodi Sundowns‚ where he won back-to-back Premier Soccer League titles in 1997-98 and 1998-99.

He repeated that feat with Kaizer Chiefs in 2003-04‚ 2004-05‚ for a total of four league titles‚ a number that has only been equalled by Gordon Igesund.

He coached Bafana at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt‚ where they failed to win a game to exit in the first round.

Dumitru moved to South Africa‚ via coaching stints in the rest of Africa‚ from native Romania in 1985.

Source: online

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