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Tragedy strikes TS Galaxy

Nedbank Cup champions TS Galaxy have been struck by the tragic passing of midfielder Thembinkosi Mbamba just one week after securing the trophy.

Galaxy stunned South African football when the National First Division outfit defeated the Glamour Boys 1-0 courtesy of Zakhela Lepasa's late penalty.

However, any continued celebrations have been cut short after news emerged that Mbamba had passed away in a car accident sometime on Friday night or Saturday morning.

The 23-year-old, who emerged through the Nedbank Cup Ke Yona team search, was previously on trial with SuperSport United before making his way to Galaxy.

In a brief statement, the club mourned his sad passing, tweeting on their official Twitter account: "A sad morning for the TS Galaxy family as we woke up to the sad news of Thembinkosi Mbamba's passing.

"Last week we were celebrating with him, today we mourn him. Our sincere condolences to his family during this difficult period. Sleep well young Rocket."

Vodacom Soccer would like to extend our sincere condolences to his friends, family and loved ones during this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.