The Premier Soccer League chairperson Irvin Khoza has paid a tribute to the late Lamontville Golden Arrows captain, Nkanyiso Mngwengwe.
On Monday, Abafana Bes'thende shocked the football fraternity with news announcing the death of their 30-year-old former captain.
The defender joined Arrows from Umgeni City Movers FC after being lured by former coach Manqoba Mngqithi in 2013.
Below is the chairperson's message in full:
Golden Arrows loses its dependable captain – Nkanyiso Mngwengwe
Today we pause to note with respect the untimely and sad passing of the captain of Golden Arrows Football Club, Nkanyiso Mngwengwe.
We remember Nkanyiso most for his dependability. When Golden Arrows was relegated from the PSL to play in the National First Division (NFD) in 2014, Nkanyiso stayed put. He was part of the core that returned Arrows back to the PSL after only one season in the NFD.
In keeping with the African naming culture where people earn nicknames through their deeds, Nkanyiso earned himself a deserved nickname as the dependable tower of strength in the Golden Arrows defence and a leader, on and off the field of play - “Sgora”.
Lala kahle Sgora saBafana Bes’thende Golden Arrows, Sgora saMngwengwe, Sgaqagaqa se PSL.
Kunina mndeni wakwa Mngwengwe and Golden Arrows, take solace in your knowledge that your loss is our loss and a loss to the nation.
- Compiled by Sport24 staff