Chesley Jaftha, once-promising young South African goalkeeper was shot and killed in Gqeberha on Friday.
The former Chippa United reserve team goalkeeper was shot dead in in what is believed to have been a hit.
According to the Daily Sun, he was murdered in broad daylight after he had gone to repair his car’s tyre. While he was waiting inside the car, an assailant got out of a Chevrolet, and approached Jaftha’s before opening fire at him from close range.
He was rushed to a hospital nearby, where he later succumbed to his wounds.
United said in a statement on its Twitter account: “Everyone at the club is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our former MultiChoice Diski Challenge and feeder team goalkeeper Chesley Jaftha, at the tender age of 23.”
No arrests have yet been made in connection with the murder of Jaftha.