Motjeka Madisha: The life and times of the late Mamelodi Sundowns star

Motjeka Madisha: The life and times of the late Mamelodi Sundowns star

Yet another sombre wave has hit South Africa after the passing on of Motjeka Madisha. His death comes two days after the burial of the late Anele Ngcongca, another soccer star. The news has crushed the hearts of most soccer fans since the talented player was at the peak of his career, and seemed to have such a bright future ahead. The biography highlights facts about him and his life before he came to the limelight.

Motjeka Madisha
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Motjeka Madisha was nothing short of a talented and humble young man whose life was changed when he chose to pursue football as a career. He kicked off his career in 2014, and less than a decade later, he was a household name that most people associated with. How about reading on for more details about the legacy that he has left behind?

Motjeka Madisha profile

  • Full name: Motjeka Madisha
  • Date of birth: 12th January 1995
  • Place of birth: Kempton Park, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Profession: Professional football player
  • Teams: Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana
  • Position: Centre-back
  • Foot: Right

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Motjeka Madisha biography

Motjeka was one of the most talented players in the PSL. At his age, he had such a promising football career. His relationship with his mother was one to die for as he often honoured her through his win. His death is a big blow to his family and Mzansi as a whole.

Motjeka Madisha age

He was born on 12th January 1995 in Kempton Park, South Africa. Madisha passed away on 12th December 2020 along the Zuurfontein Road in Chloorkop, Ekurhuleni. At the time of his death, he was twenty-five years old.

Motjeka Madisha stats

Madisha Sundowns
Motjeka Madisha football career. Photo: Konkie Koncour Kotso
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Madisha Sundowns player broke into the football scene in 2014 when he joined M Tigers and perfected his skills. In 2015, he joined Highlands Park and stayed in the team up until 2016, and by the time when he was leaving the team, he had made two-match appearances.

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In 2016, he landed a chance at the Mamelodi Sundowns, and the opportunity helped in cementing his name in the PSL. He perfected his skills and even landed several opportunities in the South African national team.

At the time of his death, he was a defender at Mamelodi Sundowns and the Bafana Bafana team. He had made eighty match appearances for the Sundowns and had scored two goals.

He joined the national team, registered a record of thirteen match appearances, and scored one goal during the match against Botswana in the 2018 COSAFA CUP.

Motjeka Madisha family issues

In March 2020, Madisha bagged the Man of the Match Award after his team beat Stellenbosch FC, and during the interview after the match, he could not stop talking about his mother. During his acceptance speech, he said,

I think this award I should give it to my teammates, more especially I should give it to my mom, she has always been there for me.

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Mosimane, Mamelodi Sundowns' coach, revealed that he had met the player's mother at Chloorkop. He also stated that Madisha had been emotional and had even brought his mother to training.

Mosimane also revealed that Madisha had family issues, although he had engaged his mother in a conversation and had managed to get him and his family to a stable position, conducive for his career.

Motjeka Madisha death

Motjeka Madisha car accident
Motjeka Madisha playing. Photo: Madi Number
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The past three weeks have been challenging as the country has lost some of the most valuable soccer players. On 13th December 2020, South Africa woke up to the news of Motjeka Madisha death.

The Masandawana defender passed on on 12th December 2020 at midnight after he was involved in a gruesome road accident. His BMW 1 Series crashed into the pole of a billboard along Zuurfontein Road in Chloorkop, Ekurhuleni.

The grisly accident hours after the club celebrated its 50th anniversary, although the circumstances surrounding the accident are still unclear. However, it is claimed that the defender was in the company of one person. The person also perished due to their injuries.

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Details of Motjeka Madisha accident

According to William Ntladi, the Ekurhuleni Emergency Services spokesman, the deceased's vehicle rammed into a stationary object and caught fire. He also alleged that the driver must have lost control of the car. He went further to account for the accident stating,

The car caught fire and the driver who was trapped inside perished, while the passenger whose body was partially burnt, was found next to the car and he too was declared dead on the scene by Ekurhuleni Emergency Services.

Motjeka Madisha car was wrangled beyond experience. The officers from Ekurhuleni Emergency Services found the body of one of the occupants outside the vehicle while the other occupant was burnt beyond recognition.

The officers from Ekurhuleni Emergency Services were trying to identify who among the two victims is the player since the two casualties were critically burnt.

The cause of the accident

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According to the spokesperson, the heavy rains in the area might have caused the accident. He also alleged that the accident took place at around midnight, and when the officers got to the location, the vehicle was still ablaze.

The death of Motjeka Madisha has hit Mzansi where it hurts the most. For more details about the findings from the accident scene, be sure to check out more updates.

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Source: Briefly News

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