AmaZulu FC announces that their top striker, Bonginkosi Ntuli, has died. The player succumbed to a severe form of cancer at the age of 32.
The news of Ntuli’s passing was confirmed on this sad Sunday after his hospitalization a few weeks ago.
The club issued a heartfelt statement, saying,
“With heavy hearts, we announce the untimely departure of our cherished centre-forward and dedicated servant, Bonginkosi Ntuli. He was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer that eventually spread and led to his passing at the Midlands Medical Centre Private Hospital in Pietermaritzburg this afternoon.”
Asking for space during this rough time
The press statement released by the club stated that they request the public to give the family of the deceased space while they mourn.
Our thoughts are with him as we hope his beautiful soul finds eternal peace. We kindly request that his family and friends be given the space and time they need during this difficult period. Further updates will follow in the coming days.
A recent wedding and life outside football
Beyond his achievements on the football field, Ntuli recently celebrated a joyous moment in his life by marrying the club’s CEO, Sinenjabulo Zungu, in a lavish wedding ceremony held in September. Sinenjabulo Zungu is the daughter of AmaZulu FC’s owner and president, Sandile Zungu.
In addition to his time with AmaZulu, Ntuli had an eventful career, donning the jerseys of Golden Arrows, Mamelodi Sundowns, and Platinum Stars.
A Rising Star in South African Football
Ntuli’s journey in professional football began with Golden Arrows, where he moved from the reserve team to become one of the most sought-after forwards from 2012 to 2014, thanks to his exceptional goal-scoring abilities.
Although he joined Mamelodi Sundowns, one of the top football clubs in South Africa, his time there was challenging, with fierce competition preventing him from achieving the breakthrough he had hoped for.
Bonginkosi Ntuli was playing for Amazulu FC and had a promising career at his death.