Eksteen was luckier than Ntshangase

Eksteen has revealed he was rather fortunate when lightning struck during a friendly match with SAB League side Arsenal in Pietermaritzburg in March. Ntshangase went into a coma and subsequently died in hospital.

“Firstly I want send my condolences to his family and friends as I feel their pain,” Eksteen told KickOff.com.

“It could gave been me as well you know. This shows one cannot take anything for granted – my thoughts are with his family during their time of bereavement,” said Eksteen.

The Cape Town-born Eksteen recalls the freak incident saying he was just a few metres away from Ntshangase when lightning literally struck.

“He got the direct impact of the lightning and it deflected towards me.

“The next thing I remember is waking up in hospital. It was crazy and freakish, you know. Once again condolences to the Ntshangase family and everyone related to Maritzburg football club.”