SUBJECT: PASSING OF FOOTBALL ADMINISTRATOR MR MORNE BARNES
Dear Honourable Members
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr Morne Barnes, Head of Administration of the Region, last night. We have been shaken to our cores with grief and disbelief and are heartbroken as we did not expect such a bright and vibrant light to go out so soon.
The SAFA & SAFA Cape Town family has lost a colleague, a father, a companion, a friend, a hero, a hard worker and mentor and indeed a “Tall Tree” has fallen in the jungle that has now gone silent as we mourn his passing. ‘Morne” will be remembered for his dedication, selfless commitment and passion to the game and was a true servant within the football community.
On behalf of the President, Mr Bennett Bailey, the Regional Executive Committee, the staff, all the Local Football Associations and its members we would like to express our heartfelt condolences on the passing of “Morne” to the Barnes and Japhta families.
Matthew 11, verse 28-38: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
“Morne” we salute you, it has been an honour serving with you, it has been a blessing knowing you, rest well and rest in peace our gentle giant!