Bafana Bafana coach Molefe Ntseki says the late Mamelodi Sundowns defender Motjeka Madisha has represented and defended the country with dignity in all the national teams.

Madisha was killed in a car crash on the 12th of December last year, when his vehicle crashed into a steel pole in wet conditions and burst into flames near Kempton Park.

As tributes continue to pour in for Madisha, Ntseki has paid homage to Madisha’s family on Wednesday.

Madisha’s burial has been delayed due to outstanding DNA results.

Ntseki says Madisha represented the nation well in the Under 17, 20, 23 and also in the senior national teamand he will be sorely missed.

“It is a loss for the country. Motjeka Madisha was more like a soldier who was out there to represent the country and defend the country because he played for all the national team under 17, under 20, under 23. Now, he leaves this world. Madisha is no more, but more important thing is the strength that we got from the family from the parents to say we have accepted and may his soul rest in peace, and we will always miss him.”

Ntseko says the 25-year-old Madisha was always confident.

“Motjeka was one of those players who will always show confidence in himself, always show one another and high level of social cohesion with the group whenever he was on camp so he will be sorely missed.”