Police in Westernburg outside Polokwane have opened a case of culpable homicide after two vehicles were involved in a head on collision along the R37 road last Friday.

One of the cars a crafter carrying 15 passengers belonged to Limpopo ABC Motsepe League side Ndengeza FC.

The team was travelling home from their ABC Motsepe League match with Ditlou FC in Groblersdal. Two of the 15 occupants had minor injuries while the driver of the other car, a VW Golf, died on the scene.

The deceased was named by the police as 37-year-old Bizzet Matlala from Burgersfort. Club chairman Akani Siweya says they will organise trauma counselling for everyone who was on the bus.

Siweya has written to the South African Football Association (SAFA) in Limpopo requesting that his side’s remaining matches this month be suspended.

The association’s provincial chairperson Jack Maluleke confirms receipt of the club’s request saying they are committed to assisting the club recover.

Maluleke adds that though the affected parties are yet to meet on this matter, two weeks would be the appropriate time off for Ka-Tika.

Ndengeza lost 2-1 to Ditlou on Friday making it their third defeat this season. They are currently sixth on the Limpopo ABC Motsepe log with 15 points from 10 outings. – Report by Lethabo Kganyago