Tuesday 27 September 2016

South African football in mourning following tragic death of player

Published 07/04/2015 | 10:14

Richard Henyekane (right_ pictured with Carlos Alberto Parreira
Richard Henyekane (right_ pictured with Carlos Alberto Parreira

South African football is in mourning following the death of Richard Henyekane who passed away in the early hours of this morning after a car crash.

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The 31-year-old Free State Stars player, who has 17 caps with South Africa, was one of five passengers involved in the accident and was the only person to lose his life.

A statement released by his club, Free State Stars, read:

"Free State Stars hereby expresses its heartfelt condolences on the passing away of star striker Richard Henyekane in the early hours of this morning.

"Henyekane was travelling with four other passengers when they were involved in a tragic motor vehicle accident.

"He was, unfortunately the only one to lose his life in this incident.

"We wish to say to the Henyekane family that they must know that we are with them at all times, and trust that they will put all their sorrows in the hands of God the Almighty in this hard period.

"To the Stars family of fans, sponsors, supporters and others we believe that this is a period in which you will remain steadfast in praying for Henyekane’s teammates as they come to terms with this sad moment.

"South African football has lost yet another one of our promising players... go well ’Kimberley Express’."

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