Reports out of the local football circles says that Golden Arrows central defender and captain, Nkanyiso Mngwengwe, has passed away at the age of 30.
Golden Arrows confirmed the news via social media this morning. While Mngwengwe's teammates have told journalists that 'Sgora' died in his sleep, the club did not make any comment to verify the cause of death.
Official statement regarding the passing of our player, Nkanyiso 'Sgora' Mngwengwe. May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/emwrJipoFh— Lamontville Golden Arrows FC (@goldenarrowsfc1) May 18, 2020
Mngwengwe joined Abafana Bes'thende from Umngeni City in 2013, before making his debut under coach Clinton Larsen. Including the honour of captaining the club in over 50 matches, Mngwengwe made 113 appearances with three goals and two assists.
May your soul rest in peace Nkanyiso mfowethu.