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Renowned assistant referee, Moeketsi “Max” Molelekoa killed in car crash

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Premier Soccer League (PSL) assistant referee Moeketsi “Max” Molelekoa has tragically died in a car crash, the South African Football Association (SAFA) revealed on Saturday morning.

According to the statement released by the SA’s leading football body, Molelekoa lost his life when his car collided with a bus in Botshabelo on Friday evening.

He was 31.

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Renowned assistant referee, Moeketsi "Max" Molelekoa killed in car crash
Moeketsi “Max” Molelekoa

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has described as saddening the death of Molelekoa.

Reports have emerged that the Botshabelo-born Molelekoa died in a car crash this morning.

The SAFA spokesperson, Mninawa Ntloko, says they are engaging with the deceased family.

Molelekoa cut his teeth in refereeing in games in a local football league before he was promoted to SAB and ABC Motsepe Leagues, and later the Premier Soccer League in 2014.

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His first international match was the African Cup of Nations qualifying encounter between Zambia and Algeria in March 2021.

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The PSL announced on Saturday that all DStv Premiership matches taking place over the weekend will observe a moment of silence in honour of the prolific match official.

PSL statement:

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) is saddened by the passing of PSL match official, Moeketsi Molelekoa.

The League sends heartfelt condolences to the Molelekoa family, SAFA, and the football fraternity at large.

The PSL will observe a moment of silence in his honour ahead of this weekend’s DStv Premiership, DStv Diski Challenge, and Motsepe Foundation Championship fixtures. May his soul repose peacefully.

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