Confirmed: South African Footballer Nkanyiso Mngwengwe Is Dead
Former Golden Arrows skipper Nkanyiso Mngwengwe has died in his home on Monday.
The club, on Monday morning issued a statement to confirm the defender’s death.
“Lamontville Golden Arrows Football Club would like to confirm the untimely passing away of our footballer Mr Nkanyiso Mngwengwe,” read a statement from the club.
“‘Sgora’, as we in the Abafana Bes’thende family affectionately knew him, sadly passed in the early hours of the morning.
“Mr. Mngwengwe made his debut for Arrows in August 2013 and went on to play more than 140 matches for Arrows over the years. He was a dedicated member of Abafana Bes’thende who was always ready to go the extra mile for the good of the team. His sudden passing leaves a huge void in the team.”
It is with Great sadness that we learn of the passing of @goldenarrowsfc1 defender, Nkanyiso 'Sgora' Mngwengwe..
We would like to send our heartfelt condolences to his family, @goldenarrowsfc1 and the football fraternity at large.
May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/kJcGjTRhBx
— Official PSL (@OfficialPSL) May 18, 2020
Club chairlady Mato Madlala also expressed shock and sadness at the loss of a player who made more than 140 appearances for the club, while further extending condolences to the Mngwengwe family.
“I am saddened by the passing away of Nkanyiso. I remember when he first arrived at Arrows as a promising footballer, full of energy. He was always ready to fight for the team and acquitted himself very well over the years,” added Madlala.
“I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Nkayiso’s family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult moment.”