Free State Stars' Sinethemba Jantjie dies in car crash

Free State Stars midfielder Sinethemba Jantjie has died in a car crash, the South African Premier Soccer League club has confirmed in a statement.

"It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Free State Stars midfielder Sinethemba Jantjie," the club announced.

"Mr Jantjie passed away in the early hours of the morning when his car was involved in an accident.

"The club plans to meet with Jantjie's family, after which they will give further details of the funeral and memorial arrangements."

Jantjie, 30, joined Stars from National First Division club Mbombela United in July 2016.

He had played in 20 of Stars' 24 PSL fixtures this season‚ scoring four goals.

Jantjie had signed a pre-contract agreement with Bidvest Wits to join the Johannesburg club for the 2019-20 season.