Manqoba Mngqithi: Nkanyiso Mngwengwe could never fulfil his potential


Former Golden Arrows coach Manqoba Mngqithi is devastated by the sudden death of defender Nkanyiso Mngwengwe.

Mngwengwe, 30, passed away in the early hours of this morning due to suspected heart failure.

Mngqithi, who is currently the assistant coach at Mamelodi Sundowns, remembers how they discovered Mngwengwe as a young talent at Arrows in 2013.

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"He came to us in 2013 to trials and we signed him – Mngwengwe was destined for greatness," Mngqithi tells, deeply saddened by the player's passing.

"He was so disciplined, one of the most talented and professional players I ever worked with. He never argued with anyone, always listened to everyone. We always knew he was going to be a captain."

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Mngqithi says what hurt him the most is the fact that he could not reach his full potential.

"What pains me the most – he didn't reach his full potential. His knee injury couldn't let him reach his greatness. The boy was everything to his family.

"I'm so saddened. It's really hard because I know his family and how much he meant to them. I will miss his kindness and peace. Respectful, talented player."

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