Premier Soccer League Reacts to Murder of Stellenbosch FC Oswin Andries, Captain of South Africa's U20 Team

Premier Soccer League Reacts to Murder of Stellenbosch FC Oswin Andries, Captain of South Africa's U20 Team

  • The South African football fraternity has been plunged into mourning in the most devastating manner possible
  • Promising Stellenbosch FC player Oswin Andries was stabbed and killed in Cape Town on Saturday
  • The Premier Soccer League released a statement reacting to the tragic news, stating that Andries would be honoured

The Premier Soccer League has responded with sadness to the news of Stellenbosch FC player Oswin Andries.

Reports emerged on Saturday evening that the promising young player had been stabbed and killed in Cape Town. Details surrounding the incident remained unclear at the time of publication.

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Promising Stellenbosch FC player Oshwin Andries was stabbed and killed on Saturday. Image source: Stellenbosch FC and BackpagePix.
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The Premier Soccer League said in a statement on Sunday:

"The PSL is shocked and saddened by the untimely passing of young Stellenbosch FC defender, Oshwin Andries. The League sends heartfelt condolences to the Andries family, Stellenbosch FC, and the football fraternity at large.

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"The PSL will observe a moment of silence at this week’s DStv Diski Challenge, DStv Premiership, Motsepe Foundation Championship, and Nedbank Cup fixtures commencing on Sunday. May his soul repose peacefully."

Andries was born on 24 February 2003. He made his professional debut at the age of 18 years old, recently becoming The Maroon's youngest-ever goalscorer in the DStv Premiership. Significantly, he also captained South Africa's under-20 national team.

Stellenbosch, in a statement, asked that Andries' family's privacy be respected at this difficult time, saying that it would release another statement in due course as the facts started emerging about his unfortunate passing.

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