Manchester United honour Kiernan 'AKA' Forbes

Manchester United honour Kiernan 'AKA' Forbes

"We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Kiernan Forbes" - Manchester United.

Darren Maule and Sky presents Manchester United tribute to AKA
Manchester United Pay Tribute To AKA. Not only was he the Supa Mega in SA Hip hop, but Kiernan “AKA” Forbes was a die-hard Manchester United fan. Image: The South African / Website

Tributes continue to pour in for one of South Africa's iconic artists. 

On the 10th of February, the world mourned the loss of SA rapper Kiernan Forbes, also known as AKA, after he was gunned down in a tragic shooting on Florida Road. 

Read more: AKA laid to rest on Saturday

Manchester United have continued the outpouring of condolences. According to SA Hip-Hip MagManchester United paid tribute to AKA during their FA Cup match last week. 

United attacking coach Benni McCarthy led the tribute on his own social media before the club decided to honour AKA by putting him in the matchday programme.

The Man United tribute to AKA.
The Man United tribute to AKA. Image: Manchester United/ Instagram

AKA was a massive Manchester United fan and had a tattoo of the club's badge on his upper arm.

LISTEN: Khuli Chana and Yanga Chief share their AKA memories with DKS

Benni was moved by how the club he works for was able to do this for a South African icon. 

Taking to his own Instagram, he honoured the club for mentioning the rapper in their matchday programme as a tribute.

"FA Cup Match Programme with a nice mention for my brother AKA," said Benni.

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