The 2019/20 Premier Soccer League Assistant Referee of the Season Shaun Olive was involved in a freak accident on Tuesday morning.
The assistant referee who has been a standard feature in local season over recent years requires funds before he can undergo the necessary surgery procedures following his freak accident.
“On the morning of May 4th, referee Shaun Olive was leaving his home in Mondeor to head to work and had an accident where his car rolled over him and dragged him across the road. Due to work restrictions over the last year, he has lost his medical aid and has no cover for his medical treatment. His injuries are severe and he will require surgeries.” a statement regarding his condition read.
“The doctors on consult asked for R1million before they’ll even assess him and he was transferred to a state hospital for treatment. He has undergone scans and X-rays in a private hospital and with no means of income and no medical aid, all bills will have to be paid in cash. This includes the medical treatment and surgeries he will have to undergo in the next couple of days.
“He has a broken left leg and a fractured pelvis, a urethral injury and a broken nose, his pelvis is displaced and he has a spinal fracture. Internal damage as of this moment is still unknown. Shaun Olive is a leadership educator for Physical Education at a local government school and has a huge passion for sport and children. He loves his job and gives his all for his kids. He works hard and is dedicated to the school, as he attended the school as a child.”
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Shaun Olive has already acted as either a first assistant or a fourth official in over 40 matches in the both the DStv Premiership and GladAfrica Championship so far this season.