Cape Town - Young Maritzburg United striker Luyanda Ntshangase remains in an induced coma after being struck by lightning during a training session with his club last week.
The talented 21-year-old was said to have been involved in a training match when the incident took place on Friday, and was rushed to hospital before being placed in a coma.
While there are no updates as to the state of his health currently, Team of Choice operations manager Quintin Jettoo has asked South African football supporters to keep the young starlet in their prayers.
Speaking to Soccer Laduma, he said: "We hope that the whole football fraternity keeps him their prayers at this very difficult and crucial time.
"Luyanda is still in hospital, and we will only know more this week. We're hoping for the best, and know that the thoughts of South African football fans are with him."
The SA youth international has already broken into United's first team in 2017/18 and is highly rated by his employers.