On this Throwback Thursday, Briefly.co.za pays tribute to a talented defender whose life was tragically cut short. Today, we salute the late, but great Oscar Ntwagae.
On 22 July 1977, South Africa was blessed with the life of Oscar Selele Ntwagae, who would go on to have a successful career in the Premier Soccer League.
Ntwagae first made a name for himself at Platinum Stars after making his debut in 2002.
Three years later, Mamelodi Sundowns pounced and Ntwagae earned his big career move.
The hard tackling defender quickly earned a reputation for his uncompromising approach and soon earned a call-up for Bafana Bafana.
Briefly.co.za noted that he made 15 appearances in total for the national team.
After three seasons at the Brazilians, Ntwagae made the move to SuperSport United.
Just as it seemed as if Ntwagae's life was about to go full circle, tragedy struck.
While participating in trials at Jomo Cosmos, Ntwagae was struck by a speeding car while walking home.
The tragic incident took place in Germiston and Mzansi lost the hard-working footballer on 27 August 2010.
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