- Kaizer Chiefs star midfielder Lebogang Manyama has survived what has been described as a horror car accident
- Manyama was lucky to escape with only minor injuries to his knee and elbow
- The accident happened on the N1 after the Malibongwe Interchange, Manyama’s BMW has reportedly been written-off due to the severity of the damage
Kaizer Chiefs star midfielder Lebogang Manyama has survived what has been described as a horror car accident which took place on the N1 after the Malibongwe Interchange in southern Johannesburg. Manyama driving home after training with his teammates.
Kaizer Chiefs confirmed that Manyama was rushed to the hospital after the accident where he was assessed by the medical team and underwent various tests and X-rays. Manyama was treated for minor injuries to his knee and elbow before being released from the hospital.
The club said via a statement that Manyama would undergo further medical examination by its own medical team to determine the extent of his injuries and how much time he would need to recover before he can train and play.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Manyama is expected to miss out on this weekend’s Telkom Knockout match against Black Leopards which will be played at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.
The news comes as a massive blow for Kaizer Chiefs who are looking to secure their first piece of silverware in three years.
IOL.co.za reported that it appeared as if Manyama had a miraculous escape from the accident. His BMW looks to be a complete wreck with large parts of the car being smashed to the point of resembling mangled pieces of debris more than a car.
TimesLive.co.za reported that Manyama joined Kaizer Chiefs on a free transfer deal at the start of the season after he spent three years in the wilderness due to a largely unsuccessful move to Turkey.
Manyama has since joining Kaizer Chiefs returned to his brilliant, devastating best form and been instrumental in the side’s recent improved performances.
Twitter users weighed in on the accident with most users expressing their best wishes for the player and being thankful that no-one was seriously injured in the three-car crash.
Other users wondered whether Manyama had been speeding or driving recklessly at the time.
One user expressed his best wishes to the player, but poked fun at footballers in general with a clever reference to Brazilian superstar Neymar’s antics in the recent World Cup.
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