South Africa’s Bafana Bafana defender, Motjeka Madisha, has died in a car crash.
He was aged 25.
The defender, who plied his trade form Mamelodi Sundowns, died on Saturday night in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, hours after the club celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Details of the accident have not yet been confirmed.
However, reports say the car Madisha was travelling in along with another occupant, burst into flames on Zuurfontein road.
It is believed the driver of the car lost control and crashed onto a metal pole.
One of the occupants burned inside the car while a male occupant was found outside of the car. Both were declared dead on the scene.
Madisha joined the Brazilians in 2015 from Highlands Park. With the club and under the guidance of former coach Pitso Mosimane, Madisha won three ABSA Premiership titles between 2017 and 2020.
He represented the national team, Bafana Bafana, 13 times and scored one goal.
Meanwhile, condolence messages have poured in for the deceased defender.
Cape Town City FC, in a tweet, said: “It is with great sadness that we learn the passing of Motjeka Madisha. Our thoughts are with Sundowns, his friends, and his family Blue heart”
The Bafana Bafana management expressed shock and devastation over Madisha’s death.
SuperSport United FC said, “We send our deepest condolences to the families, friends & football fraternity for the tragic loss of Mamelodi Sundowns defender Motjeka Madisha. Our thoughts are with you in this trying time. May his soul rest in peace 💛”