Eastern Province Rugby president Andre Rademan has sadly lost his battle against Covid-19 as he passed away in Gqeberha on Tuesday evening.
According to the Herald, Rademan had been in intensive care for the past three weeks and was placed in an induced coma after testing positive for coronavirus last month.
SA Rugby president Mark Alexander confirmed the news on Wednesday morning.
“It’s with great sadness to inform you that Andre Rademan has succumbed to Covid-19,” Alexander said. “May his soul rest in peace.”
There was a Covid-19 outbreak in the EP Elephants camp in June, with head coach Peter de Villiers and 11 players testing positive. However, all have recovered.
Tributes for Rademan have poured in from far and wide.
— Toyota Cheetahs (@CheetahsRugby) July 14, 2021
This man believed in me and gave me an opportunity when many others wouldn’t. We had an amazing relationship as he put his trust in me time and again.
My sincerest condolences to his family and close friends as we mourn a great man.
RIP Andre pic.twitter.com/YYwgtEUKHm
— Peter de Villiers (@CoachPdV) July 14, 2021
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