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Deceased Polokwane City players named

Posted: 12 November 2012 Time: 13:07

The PSL has released the names of the four Polokwane City players who died on Sunday.

The crash occurred on the R71 near Polokwane, as City were returning from their match against FC AK.

A 36-year-old suspect has been arrested for drunken and reckless or negligent driving and he is expected to appear in the Mankweng Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

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

Khomotso Sylvester Mpaketsane (13/4/85)

27-year-old striker who joined the club in January 2011 when it was still Bay United and based in Port Elizabeth from Winners Park.

During the last six months of that season he made three starts (with two subs) and scored once. Last season he made seven starts (with 10 subs) and scored twice.

Mojalefa Robert Mphuthi (31/8/91)

21-year-old striker, nicknamed 'Small', who joined the club last season after it had moved base from Port Elizabeth to Polokwane. Mphuthi made 26 starts (with two subs) and scored six times last season.

Koketso Isaiah Takalo (15/2/92)

20-year-old left-wing who joined the club last season at the same time as Mphuthi. Takalo, nicknamed 'Kaiser' or 'KK', made 21 starts (with one sub) and scored once last season.

Benjamin Moeketsi Nthete (22/2/89)

The 23-year-old attacker joined the club this season on loan from Orlando Pirates. They in turn had spotted Nthete, known as 'Josta', playing for Soshanguve Sunshine and signed him (and Patrick Mashele – on loan at United FC) soon after the 2012 Second Division National Play-offs held in Polokwane and Seshego.

Kick Off sends its condolences to the families and friends of the deceased.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa and Carlo Jonkerman

Previous comments on this story...

Tico MP
posted: 01:23 pm
is da suspect the 1 hu was driving the vehicle they were travelling in or another vehicle?..........
posted: 01:29 pm
May their soul rest in peace
posted: 01:41 pm
these are young lives indeed, may their souls rest in peace.. they say everything happens for a reason, but i really dont know wht the reason here is, anyway who am i to question God.. he has his ways..
posted: 01:43 pm
The suspect was driving the other vehicle that hit the minibus
posted: 01:55 pm
rest in peace mauti
posted: 02:08 pm
Rest in peace gents
posted: 02:15 pm
Rest in peace...
mrs Majoro (1st lady of Amakhosi)
posted: 02:45 pm
What a great loss, may their Souls rest in Peace.
mrs Majoro (1st lady of Amakhosi)
posted: 02:45 pm
What a great loss, may their Souls rest in Peace.
posted: 02:46 pm
May their souls rest in peace!!!!
posted: 02:49 pm
May their souls rest in peace!!!!
Cale Man Khalington
posted: 03:48 pm
May Their Souls Rest In peace, Mzansi Soccer fraternity let Unite. Indeed they were too young but God has other plans that we don't know.
posted: 03:49 pm
Its a sad moment for South African soccer. Rest in peace.
posted: 04:28 pm
may their soul rest in peace..only Mighty Lord knws
posted: 06:34 pm
Robalang ka kgotso gents . . . Indeed thy were young bt only God knws, May God b wth ur families n PLK City FC Family
posted: 08:15 pm
may their soul rest in peace GOD KNWZ THE REASON A DAT.
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