Prof. Dumitru collapsed this morning and never recovered from what is suspected to be a cardiac arrest.
The 150 Coaches attending the SAFCA’s Youth Coaching Seminar held at the Johannesburg stadium are devastated by the unexpected sad news. Dumitru was scheduled as the last speaker to present his latest research findings in Youth Coaching.
SAFCA Technical Advisory Board member Sudesh Singh says Dumitru was looking forward to the seminar; “It is ironic that his untimely death occurred today as we bring about unity amongst coaches and dispel this myth that there are divisions in the coaching fraternity. He must be smiling from above in Heaven seeing one of his dreams fulfilled”. Said Singh
A moment of silence was observed by all coaches present.