UPDATE: Namibia's "number one football supporter" Robbie Savage has died

20 Jul 2017 14:00pm
WINDHOEK, 20 JUL (NAMPA) – Brave Warriors’ number one fan and team mascot, Robbie Savage died of a heart attack in the Katutura State Hospital Thursday morning.
He was 50.
Savage had been in hospital for two months following a mild stroke. He was also diabetic.
“He will be laid to rest in the Khomasdal Cemetery on 29 July,” his aunt, Mathilda Isacks told Nampa on Thursday.
She said there will be a memorial service at his sister’s house in Hanekom Street in Khomasdal Thursday night.
Another memorial service will be held at the same house on Sunday. Next Wednesday night a memorial service will be held at the Roman Catholic Church in Khomasdal, with a final service to be held on Friday at the Catholic Church Hall.
In one of his last interviews with a local weekly newspaper, Confidente, Savage touched on many football issues, including calling for unity amongst Namibia Premier League clubs so as to realise the resumption of his beloved game, and for the Brave Warriors to beat Zimbabwe in a 2018 African Nations Championship qualifier match last Sunday.
He also expressed his regret that he could not attend national team games because of his illness.
Savage was a permanent fixture at local football games.
He leaves behind three sisters.
(NAMPA)
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