Condolences are pouring in for national panel referee Eketsang Setloboko. According to the South African Football Association, Setloboko died in an accident on Friday night.
One of rising National Panel referees, Eketsang Setloboko, has passed away. He passed on in an accident last night. He was from Mount Fletcher, Eastern Cape & recently handled the Kaizer Chiefs v Orlando Pirates derby at FNB Stadium
— SAFA.net (@SAFA_net) December 15, 2018
The Eastern Cape born referee recently officiated the Soweto derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs on 27 October . He was also in charge of the 2018 MTN Final between SuperSport and Cape Town City at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in September.
The Premier Soccer League says it will observe a moment of silence at its matches in memory of him.
The PSL will observe a Moment of silence for the late match official Eketsang Setloboko who passed on today. #AbsaPrem + NFD matches.
The EC-born Setloboko was in charge of the 2018 MTN8 Final together with the recent #AbsaPrem Soweto Derby
Condolences to his family pic.twitter.com/I9o7K6yOBx
— Official PSL (@OfficialPSL) December 15, 2018
Setloboko has been a match official since 2015. Football fans and clubs have taken to social media to send messages of comfort to Setloboko’s family.
— @BucsUpdates_ (@BucsUpdates_) December 15, 2018
The club is saddened to learn of the passing of South African referee Eketsang Setloboko. Thoughts and prayers are with the family and all affected by this tragic loss. #RIP ? pic.twitter.com/pCUYffR2ur
— Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) December 15, 2018
It's a final whistle for referee Eketsang Setloboko!
Rest in PEACE mr Ref pic.twitter.com/CKqDloEK75
— Terrance Steenkamp (@TerranceSebela) December 15, 2018
GONE TOO SOON!
FARPost would extend their deepest condolences to the family of SAFA referee Eketsang Setloboko, who passed away in an accident last night.
— FARPost (@FarPostSA) December 15, 2018