The striker Sinethemba Jantjie, aged 30, has died in a horrific car crash in Bethlehem, Free State in the early hours of Monday morning, the club has confirmed.
This is the second time the Stars player's life has been taken on the road in nearly four years following the death of Bafana Bafana, Richard Henyekane. And this a few months after Jantjie secured a move to Johannesburg after agreeing to pre-contract with Bidvest Wits.
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Jantjie joined Ea Lla Koto in 2016 from Mbombela United and took the Premier League in a fast paced pace with his ability to create something out of nothing – capturing the eye of some of the best clubs. in the climax.
When Wits announced in January this year that the quick winger would join them from July 1 as a free agent, it was really no surprise.
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The stars had also been keen to hold on to their pay but were unable to convince them to stay at Goble Park a little longer.
The new coach, Nikola Kavazovic, took the brave decision to continue planning around Jantjie despite confirmation that he was leaving the club at the end of the season. As a result, before he died on a Monday morning, the player had appeared 23 in each competition this season and scored four goals.
Since then the club has confirmed that it has passed on its official Twitter account.
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