Absa Premiership

SAFPU calls for road safety after Tshehla passing

2018-02-19 16:15
Mogau Tshehla.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - South African Football Players Union's (SAFPU) general secretary Thulaganyo Gaoshubelwe believes road safety education should be provided to Absa Premiership players to avoid further tragedies.

The local soccer fraternity was once again rocked by the news of Polokwane City defender Mogau Tshehla's death in a car accident last week.

Tshehla reportedly passed away after rolling his vehicle last Sunday evening and was buried on the subsequent Friday.

"It is a problem that we can no longer sit back and fold our hands as our footballers die in their numbers on the road," Gaoshubelwe told the SowetanLIVE website

"We need to get to the bottom of the issue. Whether it has to do with the lifestyle of our footballers or attitude while driving.

"As a union we want to engage clubs to make sure that as players we hold workshops and programmes to bring the deaths to an end."

Over the years many fatalities have occurred on the road and most recently midfielder Mondli Cele passed away in 2016. Before then, defender Cecil Lolo also died along with Richard Henyekane in 2015.

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