Photo: South African Footballer, Madisha Dies In Horrific Car Accident

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After crawling out of burning car wreckage following an accident, early Sunday morning, South Africa defender Motjeka Madisha has died.

 

According to an official, who requested anonymity, the 25-year-old footballer, was one of two occupants of a car that went out of control, hit an advertising board and burst into flames in eastern Johannesburg,

“I spoke to someone who arrived at the crash scene soon after the accident and he described a horrific scene with one body burnt beyond recognition,” he said.

“Motjeka apparently managed to crawl out of the burning vehicle, but was declared dead by medical personnel at the scene of the accident.”

Madisha is the second Sundowns defender to die in a car accident within two months after Anele Ngcongca, near the eastern city of Durban.

Ngcongca spent nine years with Belgian club Genk and was loaned to French outfit Troyes before returning to South Africa four years ago.

Madisha was capped 13 times by South Africa on the back of becoming an established first-choice centre-back in a Sundowns team that has been among the strongest in Africa during the past five years.

Known as ‘The Brazilians’, they won the 2016 CAF Champions League and have been semi-finalists once and quarter-finalists twice since.

Sundowns won the Premiership-FA Cup-League Cup treble in South Africa last season and are top of the table after six rounds of the new league campaign.

 



Atinuke Nukay

Atinuke Nukay is a Presenter/Reporter for TV360 Nigeria, Abuja Bureau.  She is a Media/Communication professional, who has worked as a ICT journalist, and is also specialized in Business, Telecommunications, Gender Issues and several other Beat-reporting for more than a decade.  Atinuke currently covers the National Assembly for TV360. She has garnered robust and wide international exposure over the years.  She is a member of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and also the Vice President, Nigeria Information Technology Reporters' Association (NITRA) Abuja Chapter. A graduate of Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism, Abuja. Atinuke is a business communication strategist and image perception management professional and a member of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).


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