The family of Khunadi ‘Kaka’ Nkoana has confirmed that the former Baroka midfielder passed away late this afternoon at the Petersburg Hospital in Polokwane.
Nkoana was currently playing for Limpopo ABC Motsepe League side Magesi FC before football was suspended due to COVID-19.
The 28-year-old rose to prominence in 2011 when he was part of the Baroka side that beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 in the Nedbank Cup quarterfinals at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium.
He was voted Man of the Match during that game.
Family spokesperson and his uncle Moses Nkoana confirmed the sad news to FARPost.
“Yes it is true that Khunadi has passed away, I received this news around 14:00 this afternoon,” said Nkoana.
“He was in Polokwane hospital. I received a call yesterday (Monday) informing me that Khunadi was at the Polokwane Hospital, he was complaining of stomach pains so the doctor had suggested that he should be operated.
“But today when I called his mother in the morning I was told the operation did not go on as the Doctor did not see the necessity of continuing with the operation. So he was about to be discharged anyway and those were positive news. But later in the day we received the said news that he has passed on so we are still very shocked,” he said.
Nkoana also spent time at Black Leopards as well as Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila.
May his soul rest in peace.
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