19 May 2020 – The South African Football Association (SAFA) has expressed their deepest condolences to the family of Lamontville Golden Arrows captain Nkanyiso Mngwengwe who was passed away on Monday morning (18 May 2020).
He was 30.
The cause of death for the centreback is still not known – but it is understood he collaped at his home in the early hours of the morning.
“We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the family, friends, his Golden Arrows colleagues, the football fraternity and all those who knew Nkanyiso during these trying times. This unfortunate incident also come when the country is under siege from the corona virus pandemic. We can only hope that everyone finds strenght and comfort as they deal with this untimely death,” said SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan.
“It is sad to see another footballer pass on, and it can only mean that South Africa has lost another talent. On behalf of the South African Football Association and the entire National Executive Committee, I would like to say may his soul rest in peace, and may his family be comforted.”
Tributes continue to pour in for the defender who played over 100 matches for Golden Arrows, having made his debut in August 2013, after he was signed from SAB League outfit Umngeni City.
Funeral details are yet to be finalised.