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South African footballer Fleurs shot lifeless in hijacking


Former South Africa junior worldwide Luke Fleurs, who performed for the nation’s hottest membership Kaizer Chiefs, has been killed in a hijacking in Johannesburg, police officers confirmed on Thursday.

The 24-year-old was shot within the chest at a petroleum station on Wednesday evening and the assailants drove off in his automobile.

“Whereas ready to be served by the petrol attendant, he was confronted by two armed males,” police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo informed reporters, including that no arrests had but been made.

Centre-back Fleurs performed each minute for South Africa on the Tokyo Olympic Video games in 2021, and that very same yr was known as as much as the senior workforce for World Cup qualifiers towards Ethiopia, although he didn’t make it off the bench and was uncapped.

“We woke as much as the heartbreaking and devastating information of the passing of this younger life. That is such an enormous loss for his household, mates, his teammates and soccer typically. We’re all grieving this younger man’s passing,” South African Soccer Affiliation president Danny Jordaan stated in a press release.

South Africa’s Minister of Sport, Arts & Tradition, Zizi Kodwa stated he was “saddened that one more life has been reduce brief because of violent crime.”

Fleurs joined Chiefs from SuperSport United in October, having come via the Ubuntu Soccer Academy in Cape City.