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Devastated Maritzburg United Mourn Youngster's Death

Maritzburg United's Luyanda Ntshangase Will Be Laid To Rest This Week

By Soccer Laduma - May 08, 2018 02:32 PM

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. 

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The details of the funeral are as follows:

Venue: Alan Paton Hall, Maritzburg College 
Address: Princess Margaret Drive 
Time: 10H00am
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, “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.” 


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MSANDROTIC Joined: 18 Jun 2013
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MSANDROTIC May 09, 2018 09:29 AM
Rest in peace boy
Vusi Mdaweni Joined: 10 Oct 2015
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Vusi Mdaweni May 08, 2018 04:53 PM
This team is cursed rest in peace boy
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Lusapho Makhubalo May 08, 2018 04:09 PM
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xolany mthembu endumo May 08, 2018 03:51 PM
what's wrong to this Maritzburg team always is about them each any every year no no no no means no enough now
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Knowledge Makena May 08, 2018 03:00 PM
I think I have exciting moments of this youngstar in my mind but i'm not sure if it's really him.May his talent soul rest in peace.
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Mthimkhulu May 08, 2018 02:59 PM
Nxese xem mfana it was too much of a fight kodwa koze kube nini baphela abadlali beMaritzburg kanti kwakhala nyonini bakithi
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Mashia1950 May 08, 2018 02:58 PM
RIP young man.
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mbixane May 08, 2018 02:57 PM
Umphefumulo wakhe ulale ngoxolo, umndeni wakhe uthole ukuthula emoyeni. Akwehlanga lungehliyo nina mndeni wakwaMgazi, niduduzeke nabafana bakaFadlu baxole, isosha lilele manje, thathani izikhali (soccer boots) niye empini majita nenzele yena uMgazi noMagaye noSibalukhulu. RIP boy.
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JamieM May 08, 2018 02:56 PM
What a loss. May his soul rest in peace.

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