According to Rise and Shine’s twitter account, Polokwane City defender Mogau Tshehla, who joined the club from Witbank Spurs (a team he has played for since 2012), was involved in a car accident.
The 26-year-old only played six league games this season before he passed away.
Rise and Shine is expected to issue a statement later this afternoon.
It is with our deepest sorrows that we inform you of the death of our Defender Mogau Tshehla on a car accident. Our thoughts are with the family;teammates and friends
Psalm 37:39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble pic.twitter.com/Mtp89Rch5z
— #RiseAndShine (@polokwane_city) February 12, 2018
Local teams send condolences
To Tshehla family and Polokwane City
Kaizer Chiefs have received with sadness the news of the passing of Polokwane City defender Mogau Tshehla.
We offer our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to your loss.
May Mogau’s soul rest in the eternal peace! pic.twitter.com/sh3QntIXs8
— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) February 13, 2018
— AmaZulu FC (@AmaZuluFootball) February 12, 2018
The TeamofChoice would like to entend our heartfelt condolences to @polokwane_city and the family of Mogau Tshehla following his tragic passing . May the Almighty provide strength to all affected during this difficult period . #RIPMogau
— Maritzburg United FC (@MaritzburgUtd) February 13, 2018
@polokwane_city have also confirmed that they have requested the Premier Soccer League to postpone their match against Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday due to the passing of Mogau Tshehla and are waiting for an official response. #RIPMogauTshehla pic.twitter.com/msvDiiW9Qk
— CapricornFM News (@CapricornFMNews) February 13, 2018