Another life cut short

2015-04-30 17:02
TRAGIC ?END: ?Late ?striker Richard??Henyekane.                             
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TRAGIC ?END: ?Late ?striker Richard??Henyekane. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

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SOUTH AFRICANS are still reeling from the tragic death of footballer Richard Henyekane who died in a horror car crash on Tuesday, 7 April.

He died along with four other occupants of the car on the N5 near the town of Kestell in the Eastern Free State.

The others deceased are Paul Mofokeng (26), Nthabi-seng Motsoetsoe (20), Ayanda Matete (20) and Mpho Moloi (18).

Henyekane had been playing for Free State Stars at the time of his death.

A proud product of Kimberley in the Northern Cape, Henyekane was buried in his home town last Saturday (11/04).

The pacey footballer joined the list of South African footballers in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) who had their lives ended tragically in road accidents.

Henyekane is the latest player in the Premiership division to become a casualty of a car accident.

Henyekane, together with his late brother Joseph Henyekane, launched their football career at Durban-based side Lamontville Golden Arrows.

His brother died last December after a short illness. Richard Henyekane also played for Mamelodi Sundowns and national soccer side Bafana Bafana.

Other football players who have been casualties of fatal car accidents include:

) AmaZulu’s defender Jan Masoeng Sillo who died in August in 2009. The accident which ended the life of the Botshabelo-born player took place on the N5 between Bethlehem and Harrismith. Sillo was returning to Durban from his home town of Botshabelo near Bloemfontein when the fatal accident happened. Sillo had a stint with Bloemfontein Young Tigers.

) Mpho Gift Leremi, midfielder who last played for Mamelodi Sundowns, died in a car crash in September 2007 near Johannesburg. He also played for Orlando Pirates and once played for the South African junior men’s u.23 team.

) Lesley Phuti Manyathela who died in August in 2003 on retur-ning to his home town of Musina in Limpopo. He played for Orlando Pirates and was then a member of the u.23 national team.

) Thomas Madigage who died in October 2012. His former teams are Jomo Cosmos and SuperSport United as player and he was assistant coach of Bafana Bafana at the time of his death. Madigage was returning home to Polokwane in Limpopo

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