During the recent World Cup qualifiers South Africa failed to secure automatic qualification into the knockout round, despite having dominated most of their fixtures.
Amidst all the drama the football governing body, FIFA, has not issued a verdict after the South African men's senior team filled a complaint of a possible match fixing scandal in their encounter against Ghana.
The year 2021 is proving to be one of the most tragic in South African football. A number of well known footballers had near death experiences, some losing loved ones and some losing their worldly possessions. We profile these professionals who went through difficult times in 2021.
1. Dumisa Ngobe
This might sound obvious, PSL stars are known for practising a healthy lifestyle, despite all of that these professionals are not immune from getting life threatening conditions.
During the Easter holidays former Orlando Pirates midfielder Dumisa Ngobe suffered a stroke which left him with a speech impediment.
2. Itumeleng Khune
This year Khune has had a rough career patch playing second fiddle to both Daniel Akpeyi and Bruce Bvuma.
Earlier this year the Vendersdorp born goalkeeper tragedly lost his sister after a portion of his home caught fire. Unfortunately Meiki Khune succumbed to her death as a result of the incident.
3. Lovers Mohlala
Late year Mohlala opened up about his financial situation where he revealed that he spent his career earnings in a matter of months upon retirement.
In April the former Mamelodi Sundowns defender was involved in a tragic motor vehicle accident which almost took his life - a huge setback financially.
4. Rodney Ramagalela
Barely two weeks ago the former Mamelodi Sundowns forward received the shock of his life when he was told that his eight room house was on fire.
According to reports Ramagalela lost all of his belongings including his furniture.
5. Tendai Ndoro
The year 2021 deeply affected Tendai Ndoro. This year alone his healthy deteriorated and he was also diagnosed with diabetes which affected his eyesight.
As if that was not enough according to sources he is currently going through financial difficulties.
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