SAFA MOURNS DEATHS OF FOUR

The South African Football Association is shocked and saddened by the death of four players in Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal.

The South African Football Association is shocked and saddened by the death of four players in Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal.

The four players were members of New Wales FC, and they died in a car accident on their way to honour a Safa Metropolitan League fixture against Lucky Stars in Kokstad.

The deceased are Vuyani Ngcaweni, Thembalethu Manteke, Wilson Nkanyana and Sipho Ndlovu.

The injured players were rushed to Kokstad hospital for treatment; two players are still in hospital while the rest were discharged.

Safa vice president Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana said it was tragic to lose four young players and that the news had stunned the football family.

Nonkonyana visited the injured players in hospital, accompanied by the mayor and speaker of Kokstad municipality. He later led a football delegation to the families of the deceased.

Plans for a joint funeral are under way. - Safa Media

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