Below is a letter from Jacob's fans in Russia:
"This is a letter from Russia, where Jacob Lekgetho had been playing for FC Lokomotiv for a long time from 2001 to 2004.
"Even though we did not have personal knowledge, I remember him as a very good player and nice person! And many people here still miss him, and remember his smile, his open-minded character, his interviews. This news about his death really made all us very sad and depressed...
"He was a very good guy, he had very bright and vivid personality! He was really popular in Russia, and many fans loved him. For many people he was 'one of the lads', sociable and revealing.
"There are a lot of comments with condolences at different Russian sites and forums, where people express their emotions and say that they will always remember Jacob (or "Yasha", because it was his nickname in Russia).
"Africa is so far from Russia, but I want to let you know that we do not stand aside in that sad day, we commiserate with all those who know Lekgetho! Jacob was great, and he will always be great player and nice guy in our memory!
"I think that it is not fair that he died so early, he was very young, and I think that people like Jacob should live much much longer! Why did it happen? How was it possible? Only God knows... Rest In Peace Jacob! We all will miss you!"