Maritzburg reeling from Ntshangase news

Ntshangase was in an induced coma after being struck by lightning during a friendly match with SAB League side Arsenal in Pietermaritzburg in March, with his loved ones last month appealing for privacy during the ordeal.

A tearful Maritzburg chairman Farook Kadodia was trying to get hold of the family when contacted for comment.

“I just heard it myself but I’m just waiting for the family and I’ll confirm once I hear everything from the family,” Kadodia told this website.

“As the club we’ll also release the statement but I’m just waiting for the family now.”

The 21-year-old, who was promoted to the first team along with Siphesihle Ndlovu and Bandile Shandu last season, made two league starts and six substitute appearances this campaign.

In January 2016, Team of Choice midfielder Mondli Cele died in a car crash at the age of 27.