Bhele shocked by Ntuli’s passing

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Siyabonga Nomvethe of AmaZulu FC assists to the challenge between Bonginkosi Ntuli of AmaZulu FC and Khuliso Mudau of Black Leopards FC during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 game between AmaZulu and Black Leopards at King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban on 4 May 2019 © Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

Former Bafana Bafana and AmaZulu FC striker, Siyabonga Nomvethe, has described Bonginkosi Ntuli as a hardworker.

The AmaZulu FC striker succumbed to cancer at the age of 32 yesterday. Nomvethe worked with Ntuli at Usuthu as a fellow player and then went on to be his coach.

Speaking to Ynews, Nomvethe expressed shock over Ntuli’s untimely passing.

“It’s very shocking, I’m still shocked as I speak. It was so unexpected. I played with him and then coached him later and he was never sickly,” said the former striker.

Ntuli passed on at the Midlands Medical Centre Private Hospital in Pietermaritzburg after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer recently, his club said.

The 32-year-old played his last match in Durban at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on September 17 against Cape Town City, which Usuthu won 3-2.

Ntuli had gotten married to AmaZulu FC CEO, Sinenjabulo Zungu, almost two months ago.

“What hurts me the most is that he had just built his family and then such an event happens. I was hurt and at a loss for words. I can only imagine what the families and the AmaZulu FC family are going through,” added Nomvethe.

Written by: Ntsako Mukhari

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