Soccer star sought for murder

2009-05-25 08:42

Johannesburg - A former soccer star was being sought by police following the murder of a 27-year-old man in Dobsonville, Soweto police said on Monday.

"The soccer star is alleged to have stabbed the man in the chest at around 13:00 on Sunday and then drove him to Leratong hospital where he later died," said Inspector Kay Makhubela.

After dropping the man at the hospital, the suspect - a former player for a Premier Soccer League team known to Sapa - is alleged to have left, not knowing that his alleged victim would die moments later.

Police were now investigating a case of murder.

"The man is known to the deceased's family and we expect to make an arrest soon," he said.