Renowned South Africa footballer, Richard Henyekane has passed away following a car accident in the early hours of Tuesday, April 9, 2015.
He was aged 31.
Henyekane was the only one who died among four other passengers who were inside the vehicle when the incident occurred, according to CNN.
The development was confirmed by the club he plays for, Free State Stars, via a statement.
The statement said, “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,” read a club statement.
Henyekane was traveling with four other passengers when they were involved in a tragic motor vehicle accident.
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.”
It was also learnt that Henyekane’s younger brother who was also a professional football player, died in 2014 at age 30.
May his soul rest in peace.