Motjeka Madisha
Motjeka Madisha.jpg
BornMotjeka Madisha
(1995-01-12)January 12, 1995
DiedDecember 12, 2020(2020-12-12) (aged 25)
Kempton Park
Cause of deathCar Accident
NationalitySouth African
Occupation
  • Footballer
Years active2014 to 2020


Motjeka Madisha was a South African footballer who played as a defender for Mamelodi Sundowns and the Senior men's team Bafana Bafana. Madisha died in a car crash in December 2020. His death was confirmed in January 2021 after DNA tests.

Career

He earned 13 caps for the South Africa national team between 2015 and 2020, scoring once.[1]

Teams Played For

  • M Tigers Tembisa (2014/15)
  • Highlands Park FC (2015/16)
  • Mamelodi Sundowns (2016-2020)[1]

Death

Madisha died in a car accident in Kempton Park in December 2020. The accident also claimed another person.

One of those was widely believed to be Madisha.

At the time, his family requested DNA tests to verify the identity of one of the bodies found at the scene.

This was despite numerous people and organisations, including the South African Football Association, sending their condolences.

The results came in January 2021 seven weeks after the car crash. [2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Madisha, Motjeka, National Football Teams, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: January 30, 2021
  2. DNA results confirm Madisha died in car crash, eNCA, Published: January 30, 2021, Retrieved: January 30, 2021