- Kaizer Chiefs youth academy player James McFarlane has tragically passed away in a car accident that happened on Thursday, he played for the under 19s
- The player was also a regular for the under 17 national football team, Amajimbos
- A number of tributes poured in for the young star as Mzansi mourned the passing of an exciting prospect in football
Kaizer Chiefs Under 19 Youth Development Academy player, James McFarlane tragically died after being involved in a car accident on Thursday.
The academy star was only 18-years-old. He regularly featured in the under 17 national team, Amajimbos. His death was confirmed by his managing agency, Siyavuma Sports Group on Friday. The agency released a statement.
The statement read: “It’s with a very heavy heart that we advise that James McFarlane, Kaizer Chiefs U19 and SA national U17 team player has passed away in a tragic accident. We have lost one of our family.”
Tributes poured in for the young player and many were saddened by the passing of a wonderful prospect in football. According to KickOff, details surrounding the accident are sketchy but it is understood that he was with two friends who also died on the scene.
Supersport presenter and sportscaster, Carol Tshabalala wrote on social media: "Really sad, he used to go to school with my son. They called him Ronaldo."
Kaizer Chiefs wrote on Twitter: "We pass our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and friends. May his soul Rest In Eternal Peace. #Amakhos4Life."
Rest in peace to the young star who had a bright future ahead of him. Gone too soon indeed.
In other news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that SA reacted hilariously to Chiefs wishing matrics good luck with exams. Kaizer Chiefs recently received an unexpected response from South African soccer fans after they took to their official Twitter page to share their well-wishes with South African matriculants who are writing their final exams for 2020.
"Good luck to all the matric candidates and all the students writing their exams. #Amakhosi4Life #MatricExams #Matric2020," they wrote.
Twitter users, avid soccer fans and South Africans seemingly could not help themselves from dragging the soccer team. Many of them shared their disappointment at the team's performance in recent games.
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