Cape Town - The
South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has expressed their
sadness at the passing of Free State Stars player, Richard
Henyekane, who died in a car crash in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Thirty-one-year-old Henyekane who played as a striker or attacking
right wing, had his best days with Golden Arrows in the Premier Soccer
League (PSL) in the 2009/10 season.
During that period he bagged three hat-tricks, ending with 19 league
goals, as well as a further Telkom Knockout hat-trick, and ended up
with a total of 23 goals for the season.
Henyekane then joined Mamelodi Sundowns on a lucrative three-year
contract. His team set a remarkable record in the Nedbank Cup when they
beat Powerlines FC 24-0, with Henyekane scoring five of the goals.
Henyekane made nine official appearances for Bafana Bafana.
SASCOC CEO, Tubby Reddy said: “We are deeply saddened by the death of
a great footballer who contributed immensely to football in South
Africa. May his soul rest in peace and our thoughts are with him and his
family during these extremely sad times.”