- South Africa lost another football hero this week, Nkanyiso Mngwengwe
- News of his sudden passing sent shockwaves through South Africa
- Several soccer clubs have paid tribute to the late footballer
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Reports have confirmed that Nkanyiso Mngwengwe has passed away. The former Lamontville Golden Arrows captain collapsed at his house on Monday morning, according to the club.
The 30-year-old passed away in the early hours of morning. Nkanyiso made his debut for Arrows in August 2013 and went on to play more than 140 matches for the club.
After news broke of his passing, South Africans have mourned Mngwengwe's death on social media.
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Briefly.co.za gathered several football clubs, including Maritzburg United FC and the Mamelodi Sundowns, paid tribute to Mngwengwe.
Mamelodi Sundowns said:
"The President, Dr Patrice Motsepe, the Board of Directors, Technical Team, Players, Management, Staff, Supporters of Mamelodi Sundowns FC & the entire Masandawana Familyexpress their deepest condolences to the family, friends, fans and teammates of the late @goldenarrowsfc1 player, Nkanyiso Mngwengwe. We pray that the Almighty God comforts and strengthens the family and friends during this sad time of their loss. Lala Kahle Sgora!"
Ajax Cape Town wrote:
"Ajax Cape Town would like to send our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Golden Arrows defender Nkanyiso Mngwengwe following his untimely passing. May his soul rest in peace."
Chippa United FC commented:
"The club would like to convey its deepest condolences to the family of Nkanyiso Mngwengwe, @goldenarrowsfc1 and friends on his passing. We pray that the Almighty God gives his family strength during this trying and sorrowful period. Rest in peace Mdlali."
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