Bidvest Wits youth star dies

Bidvest Wits have confirmed the tragic death of a promising youth team player.

Bidvest Wits have been rocked by the tragic death of a promising youth team player.

JOHANNESBURG - Bidvest Wits have confirmed that youth team player Nkululeko Magudulela passed away during a game.

Magudulela had recently been promoted to Wits's U17 side and was playing in the Discovery tournament when he fell to the ground and was later pronounced dead.

Wits's general manager George Mogotsi said, "We are all saddened. It looks like he just collapsed and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital."

Mogotsi adds that the club as a whole has been shocked by the death as they had hopes of him being able to break into the first team.

"The entire Bidvest Wits family is not well. We saw that the boy was growing within our ranks, and that he would end up playing for the senior team. May his soul rest in peace."