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SASCOC grieves death of Richard Henyekane

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) is saddened by the passing of Free State Stars football player, Richard Henyekane who died in a car crash in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

 Thirty-one-year-old Henyekane who played as a striker or attacking right wing, had his best days with Golden Arrows in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) in the 2009-10 season.

During that period he bagged three hat-tricks, ending with 19 league goals, as well as a further Telkom Knockout hat-trick, and ending up with a total of 23 goals for the season.

Henyekane then joined Mamelodi Sundowns on a lucrative three-year contract. His team set a remarkable record in the Nedbank Cup when they beat Powerlines FC by 24-0, with Henyekane scoring five of the goals.

Henyekane made nine official appearances with the senior national team, Bafana Bafana.

Says SASCOC CEO, Tubby Reddy: “We are deeply saddened by the death of a great footballer who contributed immensely to football in South Africa. May his soul rest in peace and our thoughts are with him and his family during these extremely sad times.”