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Former Chiefs defender Mkhonza dies

Siphiwe Mkhonza

Former Kaizer Chiefs, Golden Arrows, and Bloemfontein Celtic defender Siphiwe Mkhonza has passed away. He was 44.

Mkhonza started his professional career in 1999 after attending trials at Bloemfontein Celtic. He later played for Ria Stars and Golden Arrows before joining Chiefs in 2004.

During his stint with Amakhosi, he clinched the league title and earned a Bafana Bafana call-up.

Following his time at Chiefs, Mkhonza continued his football journey with SuperSport United, Maritzburg United, AmaZulu, and Black Leopards in the latter stages of his career.

Upon retiring from professional football, he transitioned to a TV analyst role for the SABC and engaged in coaching courses. However, he had been absent from the airwaves recently due to health issues and, unfortunately, lost his battle with illness.

His family confirmed the news, revealing that Mkhonza passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning after battling a prolonged kidney infection.


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