Teammates honour the late officer

2020-02-06 06:00
Players of Soul Brothers Legends (green and gold) together with Cape Town Titans (red and navy) taking photos before the game at Vuyiseka Sport Complex.

Players of Soul Brothers Legends (green and gold) together with Cape Town Titans (red and navy) taking photos before the game at Vuyiseka Sport Complex.

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Soul Brothers Legends Football Club from Philippi trashed Cape Town Titans, a football team made up of SAPS members from the Cape Town Central police station, 5-0 during a special game to honour their former teammate and a colleague Const Thando Singcu (38).

The match was played at Vuyiseka Sport Complex in Philippi on Wednesday 29 January. Sigcu was allegedly shot and killed by a member of the City of Cape Town’s law enforcement while arresting a robbery suspect in Heerengracht Street at the start of the year.

Event organiser, friend and teammate at Legends Thabo Ngxovu, described the match as a way of celebrating Sigcu’s life. He said Sigcu devoted his life to sport.

“Singcu loved sport. Most of our games (as Legends) we play in the evening in Site C. Singcu would come from work via the N2 to pick up other players who didn’t have transport from Philippi to Site C. He wouldn’t mind to spend his own money for the benefit of the club. He even bought soccer balls for the team,” said Ngxovu adding that Sigcu died while they were in the process of buying tracksuits for the club.

Ngxovu said he met Sigcu in 2007 during their playing days in Philippi. “Singcu was playing for Gugulethu Valencia from Gugulethu and I was playing for Peace Lovers from Philippi. At the time he was staying at KwaKhikhi, then he moved to Philippi in 2015. We met again in 2016 when I was establishing Soul Brothers Legends. I convinced him to join the team and since then we were working together,” said Ngxovu.

Singcu worked for five years at the Cape Town Central police station in Cape Town. He was playing for both his local team Soul Brothers Legends and CT Titans which is a police soccer team.

Sigcu was buried at Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape on Saturday 25 January.

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