Throwback Thursday - honouring the late, great defender Oscar Ntwagae

Throwback Thursday - honouring the late, great defender Oscar Ntwagae

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Source: Briefly.co.za

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