Devastated Maritzburg United Mourn Youngster's Death
Maritzburg United's Luyanda Ntshangase Will Be Laid To Rest This Week
Maritzburg United’s young Luyanda Ntshangase will be laid to rest on Thursday following the tragic death of the 21-year-old who was struck by lightning earlier this year.
Ntshangase passed away last week after having been in an induced coma for some time, with South African football mourning the death of yet another talented young player who was taken too soon.
The details of the funeral are as follows:
Venue: Alan Paton Hall, Maritzburg College
Address: Princess Margaret Drive
Date: 10 May 2018
The club’s chairman, Farook Kadodia, told their official website, "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 been given his debut against Kaizer Chiefs two seasons ago by former head coach Ernst Middendorp.
"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.”
Meanwhile, the CEO of SAFA, Dennis Mumble, also sent his condolences, telling SAFA.net, “The South African Football Association would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the Ntshangase family for their loss. We would also like to wish strength to his teammates at Maritzburg United, friends, relatives and fans around the country during these trying times. May his soul rest in peace.
“This is a really sad moment for the football family as we at SAFA had also just lost one of our own, NEC member Mzimkhulu Ndlelo, whom we laid to rest this weekend. It is especially more difficult for the club who recently lost two players in car accidents not so long ago – midfielders Mondli Cele and Mlondi Dlamini in 2016 and 2017 respectively. We ask the Almighty to comfort them during this period.”