Oshwin Andries, a young South African footballer, died after being stabbed in the streets of Cape Town.
The 19-year-old was stabbed in an altercation a week ago and appears to have died as a result of complications from the injury.
According to an unnamed Stellenbosch FC source, Andries, was involved in an altercation somewhere in Cape Town or Paarl on the night after Stellies defeated Cape Town City 3-2 in their DStv Premiership Cape derby on January 27.
Per the source, he was apparently treated for his wounds and did attend Stellenbosch’s training sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, albeit without training.
Oshwin was the club’s youngest ever goal scorer. The club has not determined whether the stab wounds from a week ago became infected, nor has it determined the precise cause of death.
Police are investigating the player’s death, according to SAPS spokesperson Capt Nowonga Sukwana.
“Oshwin Andries passed away in hospital on February 4 [Saturday] at 9.40pm after his family took him to the hospital,” Sukwana said.
“He was treated for a stab wound and released and then his family took him to Paarl Hospital. Circumstances around his stabbing are still under investigation.”