Messages of condolences continue to pour in following the death of former captain of the Lamontville Golden Arrows football club, Nkanyiso Mngwengwe.
The 30-year-old defender affectionately known as “Sgora” passed away at his home in Durban during the early hours of Monday morning.
Official statement regarding the passing of our player, Nkanyiso ‘Sgora’ Mngwengwe. May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/emwrJipoFh
— Lamontville Golden Arrows FC (@goldenarrowsfc1) May 18, 2020
Mngwengwe joined Arrows from Umgeni City in 2013 and went on to play more than 140 matches for the Durban-based Absa Premiership outfit.
The club’s assistant coach Mandla Ncikazi described Mngwengwe as a dedicated and respectful player.
“As team Golden Arrows, we woke up to the very bad news, sad news indeed about the sudden passing of our Mngwengwe . One can recall good memories. He was always positive, he was injured for quite some time and had two operations on his knee. He was not playing but was always supportive to the players and the team although he was not physically playing in the team,” adds Ncikazi.
Social media reaction
Some PSL teams and soccer fanatics took to social media to send their heartfelt condolences and messages to the Mngwengwe family.
— Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) May 18, 2020
Rest well, Nkanyiso Mngwengwe 🙏
— Maritzburg United FC (@MaritzburgUtd) May 18, 2020
As Masandawana Durban Branch would like to send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Mngwengwe family and Golden Arrows football club following the sudden and untimely passing of Nkanyiso Mngwengwe. #RIP 💛💚 pic.twitter.com/TijohWXf1d
— Durban Branch Official (@dbnbranch) May 18, 2020
It’s a sad day in Cato Ridge 😢😢 One of our own has passed on 🙆🏾♂️ and the football fraternity has lost a gem in #NkanyisoMngwengwe 😢
Rest Easy Brother (The Good Die Young) 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/GfnNEiE9FH
— Sanele Ngubane (@NeleSanza) May 18, 2020