Ghana goalkeeper Richard Ofori has been thrown into a state of mourning after his Maritzburg United team-mate Luyanda Ntshangase died after being struck by lightning during a game.
The midfielder Luyanda Ntshangase from South African top-flight side died on Friday, two months after being struck by lightning during a friendly fixture.
The promising 21-year-old had been in an induced coma since the March 1 incident and the club said he had succumbed to his injuries.
“We are extremely sad about the loss of Luyanda, an exciting young player with enormous potential,” Maritzburg chairman Farook Kadodia said in a statement.
The club is currently fourth in the country’s Premier League and have also reached the South African domestic cup final on May 19.