According to information obtained by bouncenationkenya.com, football player Bonginkosi Ntuli, who had just married two months prior, passed away following a fight with an aggressive form of cancer.
Following the untimely death of AmaZulu attacker Bonginkosi Ntuli, the South African football community is in sorrow. The 32-year-old passed away at Midlands Medical Centre Private Hospital in Pietermaritzburg after being diagnosed with a deadly type of cancer. His professional football career began in 2012 with Golden Arrows, and he then played for Mamelodi Sundowns and other groups until joining AmaZulu in 2019. The club has requested confidentiality for Ntuli’s family and friends during this time of bereavement.
“May his beautiful soul rest in eternal peace. The club requests privacy and patience be granted to his family and friends at this difficult time. Further announcements will be made in due course.”
Ntuli’s death was confirmed on Sunday after he became ill and had to be hospitalised a few weeks ago.
“It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you of the untimely passing of our beloved centre-forward and loyal servant, Bonginkosi Ntuli,” the club said in a statement.
“Ntuli was (very recently) diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, which metastasised and ultimately led to his death at the Midlands Medical Centre Private Hospital in Pietermaritzburg this afternoon.
Zungu is the daughter of the club’s owner and president Sandile Zungu.
Apart from AmaZulu, Ntuli also turned out for Golden Arrows, Mamelodi Sundowns and Platinum Stars.
After he got his break at Arrows, coming from their reserve side, Ntuli quickly became one of the most sought-after forwards due to his scoring prowess between 2012 and 2014.