South African side Ntuthuko Radebe, 22, who played in Eupen, Belgium last season, died in a car accident in his hometown of South Africa, confirmed the football club.
A statement has been published to this effect, on the website of the Belgian club: “KAS Eupen received bad news from South Africa in the late afternoon.
“Ntuthuko Radebe, who played for KAS Eupen for five years, died in his country of origin in a car accident at the age of 22 years. This message shook the whole community of KAS Eupen and deeply saddened us. The team, coaches, supervisors, all employees and fans of KAS Eupen have lost a good friend in the person of Ntuthuko Radebe.
The club added, “His kindness, his camaraderie, his loyalty, his commitment and his humor, he deserved a great appreciation. Nuthuko Radebe will remain in the heart of the whole KAS family “.
Arriving in Eupen in 2012 with the first vintage of the Aspire Academy, the South African player played 43 matches during his five seasons spent in the colors of Eupen. At the end of the contract at the end of the 2016-2017 season, he planned to pursue his career at home in South Africa.