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RIP Kimberley Express

The untimely death of Richard Henyekane, who was tragically killed in a car accident, is a big blow to the football fraternity. In light of his success, the Fan Park Crew poignantly takes a look at the journey travelled by the striker.

The Kimberley Express, as he was affectionately known, began his football career at Benoni Premier United - alongside his younger brother Joseph Henyekane, who sadly passed on four months ago.

The pair then joined Golden Arrows, and that's where Richard's career flourished. He was a mainstay in the Arrows side, which won the 2009 MTN8, grabbing vital goals for Abafana Bes'tende.

Henyekane was the PSL's top goal-scorer in the 2008/09 season. That campaign was notable for the three hat-tricks he scored, with one of them coming against Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Cup - where Arrows hammered Amakhosi 4-1. 

His remarkable feats didn't go unnoticed as Mamelodi Sundowns soon lured him to Chloorkop, however, the pacey striker didn't get enough game time at the star-studded Brazilians.

A move to Free Stars Stars was a catalyst in reviving the Kimberley-born striker’s career, as he soon rediscovered his goalscoring touch. At the time of his passing, Richard was a vital member of Ea Lla Koto. 

He also represented Bafana Bafana on nine occasions.

Thanks for all the memories ' Kimberley Express'… Gone but not forgotten. Please share your memories of Richard Henyekane.


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