Amazulu catain Bongi Ntuli dies two months after marrying club’s CEO

Striker Bongi Ntuli got the world talking when he walked down the aisle with the Chief Executive Officer of AmaZulu, Sinenjabulo Zungu, in a colourful wedding ceremony, sadly, he passed away two months into the marriage.

The lovers had, in May, scored an off-field shot at traditional marriage when the striker sealed the union with the daughter of AmaZulu FC president and wealthy businessman Sandile Zungu.

And on September 10, they had their white wedding, which celebrities, family and well-wishers attended.

Bongi Ntuli married AmaZulu CEO Sinenjabulo Zungu months before he passed away. Photo: @Soccer_LadumaSource: Twitter
Bongi Ntuli married AmaZulu CEO Sinenjabulo Zungu months before he passed away. Photo: @Soccer_Laduma
Source: Twitter

Bongi was the club captain, and his marriage to S’ne, as she is fondly called, added an extra layer to his connection with the club.

The union became a special moment not just for his life, but also for his professional footballing career.

According to South African outlet Bona, the Zungu family had been extremely supportive of their relationship and were pleased to welcome Bongi into their family.

Helping her father run AmaZulu one year after he purchased the team in 2020, Sinenjabulo Zungu focuses on running the club as a business.

Her role as the CEO includes interacting with the supporters, monitoring team performance and general improvement of the team affairs.

According to The South African, Zungu has a diverse background as she has experience in a range of fields.

She has been involved in promoting fast-moving consumer goods through technology and advertising.

Her love for sports is unquestionable, as she advocates for the inclusion of more women, especially in decision-making positions.

How Bongi Ntuli passed away

Sports Brief reported that AmaZulu FC forward Bonginkosi Ntuli tragically lost his battle with cancer.

The 32-year-old, who was also captain of the club, passed away at the Midlands Medical Centre in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday afternoon, November 5.

The striker was rushed to the private hospital just before a game against Polokwane City around a month ago, where he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.

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