Khoza: PSL to tackle car accidents of footballers

South African roads were once described as slaughterhouses, that's because more than 10,000 people die in car accidents annually. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - South African roads were once described as slaughter houses.

That’s because more than 10,000 people die in car accidents annually and our sports stars are not immune to this. 

READ: PSL footballers who lost their lives in car accidents

In fact, no less than 16 professional football players have died on the roads since the year 2000.  

"It’s a problem of South Africa. It’s not only confined to the PSL. We are embarking on a very interesting programme... watch this space," said Premier Soccer League Chairman, Irvin Khoza.

It has become a norm now to hear of the deaths of football players due to car accidents. 

Since 2003, When Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana striker Lesley Manyathela died in a car accident, another 15 have passed away on the roads. 

The latest being Thembinkosi Mbamba; the 23-year-old died last week.

READ: SA footballers taught safety behind the wheel 

Khoza, says that change is coming.
 
"We will make a big announcement maybe it will mitigate maybe it will be an intervention but something must be done to assist not only the players the community the society, he said. 

 

 

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