Former Pirates player, coach, and team manager, Phil Setshedi, passes away


Orlando Pirates legend Phil Setshedi has died at the age of 67. The news was announced by the club on Thursday, on the eve of their Carling Black Knockout game against Cape Town Spurs.

Setshedi’s career at Pirates:

Setshedi was known as “Bra Phil” and made his name as a player/coach at Pirates in the 1980s. He later served as team manager in the 1990s.

Club statement:

“Orlando Pirates is saddened by the passing of Legend, Phil Jones Setshedi,” the club said in a statement. “On behalf of the extended Orlando Pirates family, we convey our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Setshedi family. Rest In Peace, Bra Phil.”

Illegal past:

Setshedi had a criminal record after being found guilty of match-fixing in 2013. He was sentenced to three years in prison and received a five-year suspended sentence.


Setshedi is survived by his wife and two children.


The death of Phil Setshedi is a great loss to the Orlando Pirates family. He was a legend of the club and will be deeply missed.

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