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Former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Arthur Bartman passes away

1:42 PM GMT+8 20/03/2019
Arthur Bartman
Details of the 46-year-old's untimely death are currently unknown but this was confirmed by Maritzburg United on Tuesday night

Former Kaizer Chiefs and Maritzburg United goalkeeper Arthur Bartman has sadly passed away at the age of 46.

Bartman was to celebrate his 47th birthday on March 26. 

Born in Pietermaritzburg, Bartman played for a number of PSL teams, including Dynamos, Moroka Swallows, Golden Arrows, Bay United among others.

His untimely death was announced by his former club, Maritzburg United, on their official social media platforms on Tuesday night. The cause of Bartman's death hasn't yet been disclosed.     

 

He made his professional debut with African Wanderers in the 1997/98 season. 

However, that was not the beginning of his football career as he had been with the KwaZulu Natal-based outfit since 1988. 

Bartman retired from professional football in June 2013 on the back of a successful stay with Amakhosi where he won two Telkom Knockout Cup titles. 

He ventured into coaching soon after his retirement, and the Team of Choice gave him an opportunity to work closely with their goalkeepers during Ernst Middendorp's tenure as head coach. 

Goal would like to send its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Bartman, who served the South African football with distinction in a career which spanned for over two decades.