FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has written to the South African Football Association to express his condolences regarding the death of Professor Sedick Isaacs.

In a letter to SAFA president Kirsten Nematandani, Blatter remembered fondly a meeting with Isaacs less than three years ago and described the experience as a “privilege”.

“I had the privilege of meeting him personally at the occasion of an Executive Committee meeting on Robben Island in December 2009 to honour the Makana FA,” wrote the President.

“I will keep the wonderful memories of those moments we spent together forever in my heart.

“On behalf of FIFA and the worldwide family of football, I wish to extend our deepest condolences to you, to the Makana Football Association, and, most importantly, to Professor Isaacs’ family, friends and loved ones.”