'Madisha is a great loss to SA football'


PSL chief operating officer Ronnie Schloss is deeply saddened by the passing of Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana star Motjeka Madisha.

Madisha lost his life in a car accident in Gauteng on 12 December 2020 at the age of 25, just weeks after Anele Ngcongca suffered the same fate in KwaZulu-Natal.

Sundowns announced via his family on Saturday that DNA test results have confirmed Madisha's death and that his funeral will take place on 6 February in Zebediela, Limpopo.

At his age, Madisha had already won a CAF Champions League title, three PSL league titles and a Telkom Knockout trophy.

"It's a great loss and a tragedy for South African football," Schloss tells KickOff.com.

"And it's sad to see that so many outstanding young players have lost their lives just recently. It's a loss to the country, Bafana and to Sundowns.

"I think people realised how talented he was, I mean he was a regular and in the Sundowns squad. He was at the peak of his career.

"He had a lot of skill and he had good vision of the game. His vision was good, he knew how to pass, etcetera."

View highlights of the late Madisha's PSL career below

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