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Henyekane to be laid to rest on Saturday

Richard Henyekane died in a car crash in the early hours of Tuesday morning in the Free State.

FILE: Free State Stars striker Richard Henyekane. Picture: Free State Stars website.

CAPE TOWN - Free State Stars striker Richard Henyekane will be laid to rest in his home town of Kimberley on Saturday.

The 31-year-old died in a car crash in the early hours of Tuesday morning. He was travelling with four other passengers when they were involved in the accident.

Nicknamed the 'Kimberley Express', Henyekane also played for Mamelodi Sundowns and Golden Arrows and also represented Bafana Bafana nine times.

Free State Stars General Manager Rhontsi Mokoena says the team and family have agreed that the player will be laid to rest on Saturday.

"We've agreed that a memorial service will be held here in Bethlehem on Thursday around 15h30 and his burial in Kimberly on Saturday."

Meanwhile, the team has requested the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to postpone their next fixture against Ajax Cape Town following the death Henyekane.

The PSL board are due to meet in the coming days to discuss how best to honour the Henyekane

Stars next match is against Ajax Cape Town next Tuesday at Charles Mopedi Stadium and the PSL's Lux September says it's too early to say whether that fixture will be postponed.

"Well as a league obviously we've to deliberate about a number of issues and I'm sure we'll release a statement about our position when it comes to that as management of the league still need to deliberate of a few other issues."

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