South African midfielder, Luyanda Ntshangase dies after getting struck by lightning

South African midfielder, Luyanda Ntshangase from Maritzburg United football club died today, two months after being struck by lightning during a friendly fixture.

The 21-year-old football player, who would have had a great career in the industry according to sport critics, was placed in an induced comma on the 1st of March after he was struck by lightning.

It was revealed that the sportsman had given up due to the injuries from the strike two months ago.

In a statement the chairman of the Maritzburg United football club expressed his condolences to the family and fans of the football player.

Here is what the chairman Farook Kadodia said in the statement:

””We are extremely sad about the loss of Luyanda, an exciting young player with enormous potential. He had been nurtured by the club and brought through our ranks, having being given his debut against Kaizer Chiefs two season’s ago by former head coach Ernst Middendorp,” Kadodia was quoted as saying in a statement released by the club on Friday.

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“On behalf of Maritzburg United Football club, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the Ntshangase family in their time of bereavement – our prayers and thoughts are with you”

Ntshangase is the third Maritzburg United football club midfielder player to die suddenly in 2 years.

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Earlier, his teammates Mondli Cele, 27, and Mlondi Dlamini, 20 both passed away from different car accidents.

Ntshangase made his debut into the sport in October 2016 in a march against Kaizer Chiefs only few years ago.

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