Moeketsi Molelekoa, an assistant referee for the South African Football Association, has sadly passed away. Let’s see How did Moeketsi Molelekoa die and Moeketsi Molelekoa cause of death in detail.
How did Moeketsi Molelekoa die?
Moeketsi Molelekoa, an assistant referee for the Premier Soccer League (PSL), passed away.
The South African Football Association (Safa) has confirmed the news of Moeketsi Molelekoa’s death.
He passed away on January 21, 2023 and his passing is mourned by the South African Football Association (Safa) and the Premier Soccer League (PSL).
The South African Football Association (SAFA) is deeply saddened by the news of FIFA Assistant Referee Max Molelekoa's passing pic.twitter.com/nwzjCuzu8N
— SAFA.net (@SAFA_net) January 21, 2023
“The PSL is saddened by the passing of match official, Moeketsi Molelekoa.
The League sends heartfelt condolences to the Molelekoa family, SAFA, and the football fraternity at large.
The PSL will observe a moment of silence in his honour ahead of this weekend’s DStv Premiership, DStv Diski Challenge, and Motsepe Foundation Championship fixtures.
May his soul repose peacefully.”
The PSL is saddened by the passing of match official, Moeketsi Molelekoa.
The League sends heartfelt condolences to the Molelekoa family, SAFA, and the football fraternity at large. pic.twitter.com/Csm8EY9Ons
— Official PSL (@OfficialPSL) January 21, 2023
Moeketsi Molelekoa Cause of death
We’re sorry to have to inform you that Moeketsi Molelekoa has passed away.
Moeketsi Molelekoa was regarded as having a friendly personality. Many people must be curious to know the Moeketsi Molelekoa cause of death in light of the recent news.
He passed away after being involved in an accident in Botshabelo, Free State.
Molelekoa’s red VW Polo collided with a bus, which led his untimely death.
Moeketsi Molelekoa passed away in a car accident .(Image : Sports Corner Magazine/ Facebook)
Moeketsi Molelekoa cause of death has left the community inconsolable.
Who was Moeketsi Molelekoa?
Molelekoa, who was born in Botshabelo, Free State, became well-known in South African and African football circles after making his PSL debut in 2014. His refereeing career wasn’t without controversy, though; in November 2021, for a questionable choice, he and Jelly Chavani each received a six-week suspension.
A match in Durban resulted in the pair being found guilty of violating Law 12 of the IFAB Laws of the Game by the Safa referee review committee. Whistleblower Chavani gave Amakhosi a penalty in stoppage time of that match between AmaZulu and Kaizer Chiefs after speaking with his helper Molelekoa. Replays revealed that the subsequent spot-kick, which led to the equaliser for the Chiefs, was not a handball, hence the decision was wrong.
However, Molelekoa had recovered from the incident and, as a result of his flawless calls and management of the game, had elevated himself to a position among the most respected match officials in the area.
Last Saturday at Orlando Stadium, Molekekoa served as the second assistant as the Orlando Pirates rallied for a 3-1 victory over Golden Arrows. Other important contests this year were the Soweto Derby, which Kaizer Chiefs won 1-0 over Pirates at FNB Stadium when he served as second assistant.
In June and July of last year, he participated in the COSAFA Cup in Durban. He then began to make a name for himself in the professional ranks in 2015 with contests in the Motsepe Foundation Championship before climbing the DStv Premiership ladder. Additionally, he has represented his country in the CAF Confederation Cup and CAF Champions League.
Tributes to Moeketsi Molelekoa
The loss of Moeketsi Molelekoa has shocked the football community, and journalists and broadcasters have expressed their sympathies to his family.
| 𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐓 𝐈𝐍 𝐏𝐄𝐀𝐂𝐄 The PSL has confirmed the unfortunate passing of match official, Moeketsi Molelekoa. The league will observe a moment of silence in his honour ahead of this weekend’s fixtures. #SABCSportFootball
The Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation extends its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr Moeketsi Molelekoa who passed on in a tragic car accident.
Mr Molelekoa was an outstanding PSL match assistant referee from Botshabelo in the Free State. He remained a shining example of the talent the Free State possesses across all levels of sport participation, management, coaching and so on.
He will be dearly missed. May his beautiful soul find eternal peace!
– Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation.
|Match official, Moeketsi Molelekoa has sadly passed away. We’d like sends our heartfelt condolences to the Molelekoa family, his friends and the football fraternity at large. RIP
One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died.
We wish him eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends. May he rest in peace.
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