Maritzburg United attacking mid-fielder Mondli Cele died in a tragic car accident last night after their game against Orlando Pirates at the Harry Gwala Stadium.
It is believed that the 27 year old was travelling with a friend after the game when he lost control of the vehicle and veered into the Msunduzi river near Alexandra Park.
Cele, was the fans favourite in the Maritzburg United game against Orlando Pirates after scoring the opening goal.
The match ended with a 3 – 3 draw, pirates looking to finish the team of choice after Cele and Rusike were substituted in the second half.
Maritzburg United has expressed their grief over the extreme incident on social media, sharing their deepest condolences.