TS Galaxy players in traffic accident a day before match with Sundowns

A TS Galaxy FC bus transporting players and technical staff to Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga for their game against Mamelodi Sundowns tomorrow was involved in an accident with a VW Polo. The accident reportedly took place on the N4 today.

It’s reported that the players and technical team survived the accident with minor injuries while the driver of the other vehicle died on the scene. An eyewitness said that the players were shocked and were still in disbelief after surviving with no injuries.

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The 2019 Nedbank Champions are scheduled to go head-to-head with Mamelodi Sundowns during the DSTV Premiership match tomorrow at 7:30pm at Mbombela Stadium.

The Volkswagen Polo collided head-on with the bus and the driver of the Polo was killed.
The Volkswagen Polo collided head-on with the bus and the driver of the Polo was killed.

According to Martin Jeffrey of Emer-G-Med, they received reports of an accident involving a bus and a passenger vehicle at 12:45. Upon their arrival at the scene, Emer-G-Med paramedics found a single occupant in the VW Polo. “She was declared dead on the scene by paramedics,” Jeffrey confirmed.

Jeffrey indicated that paramedics further assessed the occupants of the bus transporting representatives of TS Galaxy, and found that none of the occupants of the bus had sustained injuries.

Solange Soares of TRAC N4 confirmed that it was a head-on collision, with the Polo travelling westbound towards Pretoria/Johannesburg while the TS Galaxy bus was travelling eastbound towards Mbombela. “We’re unable to confirm the cause of the accident at this stage, but we can confirm that the eastbound lane has been closed.”

The Premier Soccer League and the team has not issued a statement on the accident. The Tim Sukazi-owned TS Galaxy is the second team to be involved in an accident after a Polokwane City bus collided with a 4×4 bakkie in September last year when their players were on their way to training. The news comes just hours after former TV commentator and Kaizer Chiefs legendary player Sphiwe Mkhonza passed away. Mkhoza passed away at home after battling kidney disease, his family confirmed.

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