Luyanda Ntshangase: South African footballer dies after lightning strike

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Luyanda Ntshangase had enormous potential, his club said

A South African footballer who was struck by lightning during a match has died in hospital, his club confirmed.

Maritzburg United striker Luyanda Ntshangase, 21, had been in an induced coma since being injured in the friendly game on 1 March.

In a statement on Facebook, the club described him as one its rising young stars and said the team was in mourning.

Maritzburg United are currently fourth in South Africa’s Premier League.

“We are extremely sad about the loss of Luyanda, an exciting young player with enormous…

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