PSL CEO sends deep condolences to the family of the late Dennis Lota.
Premier Soccer League has sent deep condolences to the family of the late Dennis Lota after the former Moroka Swallows assistant coach suffered a shocking death on the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Tshisa Mpama (hot-slap), as Dennis Lota was known to his beloved fans, died aged 40, after he was rushed to Johannesburg hospital on Sunday just two days after sitting on the bench when Moroka Swallows went down 2-0 to rivals Kaizer Chiefs.
“Dennis Lota will be remembered as one of the finest strikers to have played in the Premier Soccer League. As a player, he brought joy to thousands of football fans in this country. As a coach, he continued to lead by example and we will miss his contribution,” said PSL CEO Brand de Villiers
“On behalf of PSL clubs, we would like to send our condolence to his family and the Moroka Swallows at large. Our prayers and thoughts are with them during this difficult period,” he added.
Dennis Lota was one of the top strikers in his heydays and he represented South African giants Orlando Pirates and appeared 100 times between 1998 and 2002. He then went to play for Tunisian powerhouse Esperance for a year before coming back in South Africa to play for Moroka Swallows, AmaZulu, and Mpumalanga Black Aces.