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Four NFD players killed in car crash

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has released the names of four players from National First Division (NFD) side, Polokwane City, who were killed in a car accident on Sunday.

The four died when a bus in which they were traveling was involved in a crash. There were 22 passengers on the bus.

"It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing away of four young and talented players of Polokwane City FC. May their souls rest in peace and condolences to the families, friends and supporters who have lost their loved ones," said the league in a statement.

The names of players are: Koketso Takalo, Robert Mphuti, Moeketsi Nthete and Silvester Mpaketsane.

Messages of condolences started flowing in on Monday as the SA public woke up to this sad development.

PSL football general manager Derek Blanckensee tweeted: "Just finished visiting the mourning families of players who passed on last night. The delegation also gave encouragement to injured players."

"It is tough enough dealing with serious injuries as these players are. But to be grieving for the tragic loss of teammates at the same time," he added.

"We are deeply shocked and saddened by a tragic car accident that occurred in Polokwane yesterday. Moroka Swallows extend our sincere condolences to the club and the players' families," said Premiership club Moroka Swallows.

Meanwhile, the PSL announced that all NFD games this weekend will be suspended to allow the football family to mourn.


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