Legendary South African former referee Ian McLeod has died.

The renowned former referee officiated at the 1998 World Cup in France and at some AFCON tournaments.

Ian McLeod

He became a Fifa referee in 1993.

McLeod was admitted to hospital last week, and died on Thursday night.At the time of his death, McLeod was a Senior Referees Manager at SAFA.

Meanwhile, after he retired from refereeing he assisted the Council of Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) as a match commissioner.

His death was confirmed on twitter:

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