Jantjie was a special player & something needs to be done about player’s car accidents - Rantsi

Free State Stars general manager Rantsi Mokoena says the club is saddened by the loss of its star player Sinethemba Jantjie, who passed away in a horrific car accident earlier yesterday. Jantjie’s car is said to have collided with a truck in Bethlehem, Free State this morning and he died together with four other occupants at the scene. The 30 year-old attackers had been at Free State Stars for three years having joined them in July 2016 from National First Division (NFD) side Mbombela United. Jantjie, who hails from Whittlesea just near Queenstown in the Eastern Cape, had already signed a pre-contract with Bidvest Wits and was expected to join his new team in a lucrative deal in Johannesburg in June. Mokoena says this is sad for the club, the family and the football fraternity at large. Jantjie had travelled with his teammates to to the Vaal to play a friendly match against Supersport United Sunday and they came back in the afternoon. They were expected back at training this morning according to Mokoena who also recalls how they got to sign at the age of 26. Stars released a statement earlier yesterday confirming Jantjie’s death and they have been communicating with his family regarding the memorial and funeral details.