South African footballer Richard Henyekane passed away in the early hours of yesterday after a car crash.
The 31-year-old was one of five passengers to be involved in the accident, but was the only one to succumb to his injuries.
Henyekane had made 17 appearances in the South African top flight this term and had played nine times for his national team.
A statement released by his club, Free State Stars, read:
“Free State Stars hereby expresses its heartfelt condolences on the passing away of star striker Richard Henyekane in the early hours of this morning.
“Henyekane was travelling with four other passengers when they were involved in a tragic motor vehicle accident.
“He was, unfortunately the only one to lose his life in this incident.
“We wish to say to the Henyekane family that they must know that we are with them at all times, and trust that they will put all their sorrows in the hands of God the Almighty in this hard period.
“To the Stars family of fans, sponsors, supporters and others we believe that this is a period in which you will remain steadfast in praying for Henyekane’s teammates as they come to terms with this sad moment.
“South African football has lost yet another one of our promising players… go well ’Kimberley Express’.”

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