Motjeka Madisha, 25 was a South African professional footballer who played for Mamelodi Sundowns, as a defender.
The football star died in the early hours of Sunday in a car crash.
Tributes have poured in online after the tragic incident.
The South African Football Players Union wrote: “RIP #MotjekaMadisha, we are heartbroken.
“The @Masandawana defender passed away in a car accident in Johannesburg, in the early hours of this morning.
“Our condolences to his family, friends and football fraternity.”
Also confirming the death of the football star is Moleki Ntseki , South Africa boss said;
“It is so devastating for such an up-and-coming player to lose his life this way.
“They don’t come more professional than the late Madisha. He was ever smiling, humble and was the first to arrive and leave the training ground, hence his rising star status.
‘’He was a rising star with the right attitude and his positive attitude among other players was always invaluable.
‘’This is sad for football. To his family, club and football fraternity in general, we are gutted and devastated; my deepest condolences.