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Stellenbosch FC soccer prodigy’s life cut short by a knife

Following the weekend stabbing death of promising Stellenbosch FC soccer player Oshwin Andries, the neighborhood football community is in disbelief, IOL reports.

Condolences have poured in for Andries, a 20-year-old defender for the Stellenbosch Football Club who was from Cloetesville.

The Stellenbosch Football Club expressed its members’ sadness at the news in a statement.

“Stellenbosch FC has learned with great sadness of the premature passing of promising young defender Oshwin Andries.

The club asks that his family’s privacy be respected during this trying time of bereavement because it is unable to provide any further information at this time.

Andries, a talented football player, graduated from the Stellenbosch Football Academy at the age of 18 and made his professional debut.

He scored the club’s youngest-ever goal in the DStv Premiership, according to the team, and recently led South Africa in U-20 Afcon Cosafa qualifiers.

The club stated that “his presence, both on and off the field, will be sorely missed.”

At the most recent Afcon Cosafa qualifiers, Andries served as captain of the South Africa under-20 national team.

On Sunday, attempts to reach the grieving family for comment were unsuccessful.

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“The PSL is shocked and saddened by the untimely passing of young Stellenbosch FC defender, Oshwin Andries,” the Premier Soccer League wrote on Twitter.

The League expresses its sincere condolences to the Andries family, Stellenbosch FC, and the football community.

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