SAFA Mourns Mlondi Dlamini – Of course, you know Bafana Bafana rekindled hopes of being part of the FIFA 2018 World Cup after they trashed Burkina Faso 3 – 1 on Saturday at the FNB Stadium.
While the South African Football Association (SAFA) celebrated the victory, it is now mourning the death of a promising player, Mlondi Dlamini.
From what we gathered, the player passed away over the weekend. He featured in a selection camp for the National U-20 in 2016 when the team began preparing for their 2017 CAF African Cup of Nations, which saw them qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in July 2017.
Confirming this, SAFA related that the promising Amajita and Maritzburg United player died in a car accident over the weekend in Pietermaritzburg.
While SAFA expressed its condolences to Dlamini’s family, it lamented that it has lost a star. Speaking, SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan urged South Africans to drive carefully.
He said: “We urge the public to drive carefully on our roads especially as we head towards the festive season. We are losing a lot of our future leaders and this is sad for the country.
“We have lost a star in the making; this is a great loss to entire football fraternity. We would like to extend our condolences to the Dlamini family, Maritzburg United, his teammates and friends.”
Similarly, Amajita Head Coach, Thabo Senong expressed that the death of Mlondi Dlamini is a tragic loss.
“We are deeply hurt by this tragic loss and we as the Amajita family would like to extend our condolences to the Dlamini family, Martizburg United and everyone who was touched by this young gem,” he said.