The Department of Sport and Recreation SA Minister Fikile Mbalula has learnt of the recent passing of Premier Soccer League Club player Mr Mondli Cele with shock and sadness. Mr Cele, from Maritzburg United FC was involved in a car accident in Peitermaritzburg this Sunday morning.
Commenting on the passing of Mr Mondli Cele Minister Mbalula said his passing was sudden and shocking.
“I watched him play Saturday as he landed the opening goal leading his club to a 3-3 draw with Orlando Pirates. I did not know I was watching him play for the last time. South African football has lost one of its brightest stars and is poorer without him. It is sad that we continue to lose young lives on our roads. Road accidents rob us of our future and Cele is one out of many examples.
I send my sincere condolences to his family and his club; may they find solace in knowing they share the loss of such young talent with all football loving South Africans.” Minister Mbalula said.