South Africa footballer Oshwin Andries has tragically been stabbed to death at the age of just 19.
His passing was confirmed on Saturday after his club side Stellenbosch FC tweeted the news.
A statement read: “Stellenbosch F.C. is tonight mourning the passing of Oshwin Andries.
“The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the Club are with his family, friends, and loved ones at this time.”
The news came just a few hours after Stellenbosch had beaten Chippa United 2-1 in the Eastern Cape.
Now Andries’ brother, Lee-Irwin, has commented on the fatal stabbing over the weekend.
Speaking to IOL‘s Brandon Nel, he said: “He was making a joke and that irked the suspect.
“He stabbed my brother from the side, repeatedly.
“My mommy was taking him to the hospital yesterday, and he passed away in her car, in her arms. She is extremely distraught.
“He was the best… he knew what he was doing.
“He trained every single day and he always said he is doing everything he does just for us.”
Andries’ football agent, Grant Nieuwenhuys, paid tribute to the young footballer by tweeting: “R.I.P Oswin ‘Ossie’ Andries❤️🕊️.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Andries family, his friends and @stellenbosch_fc as a football club❤️🙏🏼.
“It’s a sad sad day for the Western Cape as a whole💔.
“From each and everyone aligned to GN Sports Agency…
“Only God Knows❤️🙏🏼🤲🏼.”
And Stellenbosch’s club captain Deano Van Rooyen added: “RIP neef 😭💔🕊️”.