Maritzburg coach calls for prayers for lightning-struck player

Maritzburg coach calls for prayers for lightning-struck player
Luyanda Ntshangase of Maritzburg United is tackled by Erick Mathoho of Kaizer Chiefs during the International Womens Friendly match between South Africa and Egypt on the 22 October 2016 at FNB Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Mar 05, 2018. 10:30

Maritzburg United coach Fadlu Davids has asked the South African football fraternity to pray for Luyanda Ntshangase after the player was struck by lightning last week.

The 21-year-old spent the weekend in ICU after being rushed to hospital last week Thursday. He was reportedly struck by lightning in a friendly practice match.

"He is still in ICU," Davids said after his side's goalless draw with SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.

"We are asking the whole football fraternity to please pray for him so he can make a speedy recovery."

The Team of Choice coach added, "I am extremely proud of the players considering the rollercoaster they went through after Ntshangase was struck by lightning.

"It's a huge situation we faced. We had to cancel the training session and I didn't know how to keep their emotions intact."

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