It is with great sadness that has learnt of the passing of another South African soccer player, Mondli Cele. He was 27.

The Maritzburg United midfielder was involved in a car accident after the game against Orlando Pirates yesterday, where he scored the opening goal in a 3-3 draw.

He also netted in last week’s 2-2 draw against SuperSport United.

Maritzburg United midfielder, Mondli Cele, has tragically passed away after being involved in a car accident.

The midfielder was involved in a car accident at around 05h30 on Saturday morning and club chairman, Farouk Kadodia, confirmed to Siya crew that the player has passed away.

"I can confirm that as the club, we are devasted with the passing of Mondli Cele. He passed away in a car accident this morning at about 05h30," Kadodia said.

"I can't say much at this moment, the club will be releasing a statement at a later stage."

Everyone at would like to send their condolences to the Cele family.