South African footballer, Richard Henyekane passed away in the early hours of Tuesday after being involved in a car accident.
Henyekane, 31, was with four other passengers when the accident occurred. However, he was the only one who died, CNN reports.
The club he plays for, Free State Stars, confirmed the news via a statement:
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.
According to reports, Henyekane’s younger brother who was also a professional football player, died in 2014 at age 30.
Photo Credit: Minister of Sports and Recreation South Africa