Mamelodi Sundowns players and technical staff made their way to Ga-Madisha-Leolo Village in Limpopo on Thursday to visit the family of the late defender Motjeka Madisha.
The team was led by head coach Manqoba Mngqithi as well as senior officials Alex Shakoane and Trott Moloto.
Mngqithi gave words of comfort to Madisha’s parents describing the 25-year-old as a humble, respectful leader.
“It does not come any tougher than this because when you are losing boys that grew up in front of you, it’s always different,” said Mngqithi.
“Motjeka was that boy, you know a young man everybody is earmaking for the future of the club, because everybody in the club knew that the plan was to have Madisha as the captain of the team in the near future.
“We had given him the armband here and there when the senior players were not there just to make him aware that we can see what he gives. But having to lose him I think it was one of the toughest things that has ever happened in my coaching career because I loved the boy,” he said.
Players also paid their tribute during the visit, including Thapelo Morena and Keletso Makgalwa.
Madisha will be buried on Saturday, 6 February at Ga-Madisha-Leolo.
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