Bafana Bafana Legend Benni McCarthy Pays Tribute to Slain Kaizer Chiefs Defender Luke Fleurs

Bafana Bafana Legend Benni McCarthy Pays Tribute to Slain Kaizer Chiefs Defender Luke Fleurs

Byron Pillay
updated at April 4, 2024 at 2:04 PM
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  • Kaizer Chiefs defender, Luke Fleurs, was tragically killed during a hijacking in Johannesburg
  • Benni McCarthy has paid his tribute to the former SuperSport United star, who was only 24
  • The football fraternity are mourning the Bafana Bafana and Amakhosi defender's passing

The tributes continue to pour in for Luke Fleurs.

Manchester United first-team coach, Benni McCarthy, is the latest to pay tribute to the 24-year-old, who was tragically killed in a hijacking.

Benni McCarthy is the latest former footballer to pay tribute to Luke Fleurs.
Benni McCarthy has offered his condolences to the family of Luke Fleurs after his tragic death. Image: Michael Regan.
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As noted by IOL, Fleurs pulled up to a petrol station in Johannesburg when he was approached by two men who demanded he get out of the vehicle.

When he did, one of the men shot him in the chest. He passed away before he could be rushed to a hospital.

McCarthy offers his condolences

Following his tragic death, tributes have been pouring in from across the footballing world for the former SuperSport United youngster.

McCarthy is the latest former footballer to pay his tribute, describing it as tragic while offering his condolences to the family.

Benni McCarthy's message on Kaizer Chiefs' post.
Benni McCarthy's tribute to Fleurs on Kaizer Chiefs' Instagram post.
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McCarthy wasn’t the only Bafana Bafana legend to show their respects, as former captain, Lucas Radebe, also offered his condolences to the South African youngster.

Fleurs was called up to the Bafana team in 2021 and 2022, but had yet to make his official debut.

He also had yet to run out in the colours of Chiefs since moving to the club in October 2023 from SuperSport United.

Senzo Meyiwa and five footballers who were murdered

Football may be the world's most beautiful game, but its stars are sadly not safe from the real world.

Following the tragic news of Fleurs' death, Sports Brief looked at five footballers who were murdered.

Like Fleurs, former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was also gunned down in South Africa.

Chiefs pay tribute to Fleurs

Sports Brief previously reported on how the Amakhosi paid a touching tribute to their defender, Fleurs.

The 24-year-old player was killed during a hijacking incident at a petrol station in Honeydew, Johannesburg.

Fleurs signed for the Glamour Boys in October 2023, after making a name for himself at SuperSport United.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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