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RIP!! 3 African Footballers Dies in One Week

By Olamide Oyetunji - It is a submissive moment for the African Football Family as three players have lost their lives in the last few days.

Last week, Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns defender Anele Ngcongca tragically passed away in a car accident on Monday.

The 33-year-old had agreed on a one-year loan to AmaZulu with a further option of making the move permenant next season

However, things changed drastically with official sources confirming that he had succumed to severe injuries sustained during a crash in the early hours of that faithful day.

During the weekend, Senegalese legend Papa Bouba Diop was pronounced dead at the age of 42 after battling with a long time illness.

He scored the only goal that helped the Teranga Lions stun the current world champions France at the 2002 edition of the FIFA World Cup and it one of the biggest shocks in football. 

He won 65 caps for the West African country during his seven-year reign with the national team and featured at four Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.

Lastly, Morocco international defender Mohamed Abarhoun (31) has past away in the early hours of Wednesday in Turkey after a long battle with cancer.

He played 20 matches for Caykur Rizespor in the Turkish top-flight last season.

At the international level, Abarhoun played on several occasions for the Moroccan national team. He played nine games with the U20 category, eight games with the U23 category, and seven games with the senior Atlas Lions team.

During his 10-year professional career, the Moroccan player participated in 216 games, totaling 18,966 minutes of play. Despite being a central defender, he scored 11 goals and made four assists.

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