Fifa president sends condolences to Madisha’s family


Fifa president Gianni Infantino has expressed words of comfort and sympathy to Motjeka Madisha’s family in a letter written to the South African Football Association (Safa).

The Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns star Motjeka Madisha passed on Sunday, 12 December 2020 in a car accident.

In a letter directed to Safa, Infantino extended his heartfelt condolence on behalf of the world football governing body (Fifa).

“I would like to express my sincerest and heartfelt condolences on the tragic and sudden passing of international player Motjeka Madisha. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel for this loss.

“During his career, Motjeka Madisha was regularly capped by South Africa in recent years. At club level, having started his career at M Tigers FC, he will be remembered for his stint at Mamelodi Sundowns FC, which started in 2016, where he notably won three consecutive championship titles. He played also one season at Highlands Park FC.

“Bafana Bafana regular, pivotal member of the team, humble and always smiling, his personality, his loyalty and his human qualities will not be forgotten, and he will be truly missed.

“On behalf of the international football community, I wish to extend our deepest condolences to the South African Football Association and to Mamelodi Sundowns and, most importantly, to Motjeka’s family, teammates, friends and loved ones. Our thoughts are with all of you

“We hope that, in some way, our words of support may help bring a little peace and solace in this time of sadness.”

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By Mauwane Raophala

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