Jan Sillo, Premier Soccer League Amazulu‘s star defender, has been killed in a car crash early on Tuesday.
Sillo was a key member of the Usuthu team and had given a fine performance in the club’s opening league match against Bidvest Wits at Chatsworth Stadium on Sunday. He joined AmaZulu in the 2006-07 season and had previously featured for Bloemfontein Young Tigers and Zulu Royals.
“The club received the terrible news of right-back Jan Sillo’s passing in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday) through a report by the police to team manager James Dlamini. The details of ‘Lombo’s’ passing are still not clear but it is believed he was rushing back to Durban coming from his hometown, Bocabelo,” said the club on its official website.
AmaZulu said club directors immediately rushed to the training grounds on Monday morning to assist the players in receiving the tragic news. The news comes at a crucial time when the players were still nursing the pain of the untimely loss of Siyabonga “Benni” Mkhwanazi last season.
“At the moment we do not have the full information but during the course of the day we will be keeping all stakeholders informed. All we can confirm is that indeed Sillo did pass away, but it is only when we get full information from the police that we can issue out a full statement on our side, but it is sad news,” said club spokesperson Philani Mabaso.
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