Promising 21 Year Old South African Midfielder, Luyanda Ntshangase Dies After Getting Struck By Lightning

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Sigh..
May his soul rest in peace.

Midfielder Luyanda Ntshangase from South African top-flight side Maritzburg United died yesterday, the 4th of May, two months after being struck by lightning during a friendly fixture.

The promising 21-year-old had been in an induced coma since the March 1st incident and the club said he had succumbed to his injuries in a statement released today.

“We are extremely sad about the loss of Luyanda, an exciting young player with enormous potential,” Maritzburg chairman Farook Kadodia said in a statement.

Ntshangase, who made his debut against Kaizer Chiefs in October 2016, is the third Maritzburg player to perish in a little more than two years after midfielders Mondli Cele, 27, and Mlondi Dlamini, 20, died in separate car accidents.

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