- South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan has spoken out about player deaths
- Jordaan wants professional players to use services such as Uber to ensure their safety while on the road
- Jordaan also mentioned that this can not only stop deaths but the severe injuries of young and older players
South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan has spoken out about player safety on the roads. Jordaan stated that all professional players must begin using services such as Uber for their safety.
Jordaan's statement comes after Anele Ngcongca and Motjeka Madisha were killed in two separate car crashes. Reports say that other suggestions regarding player safety included taking up advanced driving courses.
Jordaan urged players to take precautionary measures when travelling to ensure their safety, especially now that it's the festive season.
A report by Sunday World stated that Jordaan spoke about the young players who suffer serious injuries such as paralyses due to being in horrific car accidents. Times Live previously reported that Jordaan noted that the National Executive Committee (NEC) of Safa‚ which met this week at Safa House‚ has expressed concern surrounding the loss of lives of footballers.
In other sports-related news, Briefly.co.za recently reported that Motjeka Madisha had broken lockdown regulations at the time of his death. Recent reports state that the young man had tested positive for the coronavirus and had subsequently been placed under quarantine by his team's management.
Madisha, however, decided to forgo regulations and still travelled in a car with his friend Thabang "Bhizza" Khakase. According to sources, the young man, who was supposed to be in a 10-day self-isolation, decided instead to go out with friends and have some fun.
The source also said that Madisha and his friend were on their way to pick up some ladies at a popular Thembisa spot. A Sunday World article reveals that while on their way to fetch the ladies they got into a horrible crash that subsequently claimed the life of the prominent young football player.
Following the tragic death of Madisha, a lot of people were eager to know more about what happened and perhaps what caused the fatal crash. The family spokesperson Fanie Tsele has said that the family is expecting to get results by the end of the week.
The people who died in the car crash were unable to be identified on the scene and the DNA tests will shed more light on the incident.
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