Arrows captain Nkanyiso Mngwengwe dies aged 30

The Premier Soccer League club, Golden Arrows, have confirmed that their captain, Nkanyiso Mngwengwe, passed away in the early hours of Monday morning.

The club’s chairman, Mato Madala, confirmed the news via a statement.

“I am saddened by the passing away of Nkanyiso,” Madlala said.

“I remember when he first arrived at Arrows as a promising footballer, full of energy. He was always ready to fight for the team and acquitted himself very well over the years.

“I would like to extend my condolences to Nkanyiso’s family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult moment.”

The exact cause of Mngewengwe’s death is still unknown.

The 30-year-old centre-back made his Arrows debut in 2013 and played in over 100 games for the Lamontville-based club.

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