February 06, 2023

Oshwin Andries, 19, Passes Away

The soccer world has lost one of its brightest stars following the death of Stellenbosch FC midfielder, Oshwin Andries, at the age of 19.

Per a statement released by the club: “It is with deep sadness that Stellenbosch FC has learned of the untimely passing of promising young defender, Oshwin Andries.

“The Club is not in a position to provide further information at this stage and asks that his family’s privacy is respected in this difficult time of bereavement.”

If local reports are anything to go by, Andries was stabbed to death in Cape Town on Saturday, 4 February.

“Andries was a gifted young footballer who graduated from the SFC Academy to make his professional debut at the age of 18,” the statement continues. “He later became the club’s youngest-ever goalscorer in the DStv Premiership and captained South Africa at the recent U-20 AFCON COSAFA qualifiers.

“His presence, both on the pitch and off it, will be sorely missed. The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Stellenbosch FC are with his family, friends and loved ones. A further statement will follow in due course.”

Our deepest sympathies go out to Andries’ family during this time.

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