South African footballer and Olympian Luc Fleurs killed in kidnapping


Police say Flairs was shot within the chest whereas ready for remedy at a petroleum station in a Johannesburg suburb.

Former South Africa junior worldwide Luc Fleurs, who performed for the nation's hottest membership Kaizer Chiefs, has been killed in an tried kidnapping in Johannesburg, police officers have confirmed.

The 24-year-old was shot within the chest at a petroleum pump on Wednesday evening and the assailants fled in his car.

“Whereas ready to be served by a petroleum attendant, he encountered two armed males,” police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mawela Masondo informed reporters on Thursday. He mentioned no arrests have been made but.

Centre-back Fleers performed each minute for South Africa on the Tokyo Summer time Olympics in 2021, and was known as as much as the senior squad for a World Cup qualifier in opposition to Ethiopia the identical 12 months, though he didn’t function off the bench and was uncapped.

“We woke as much as the heartbreaking and devastating information of the lack of this younger life. It is a enormous loss to his household, pals, his teammates and soccer typically. “We’re all mourning the lack of this younger man,” South African Soccer Affiliation president Danny Jordan mentioned in an announcement.

South Africa's Minister of Sports activities, Arts and Tradition, Zizi Kodwa, mentioned she was “saddened that one other life has been misplaced on account of violent crime”.

After coming by means of the Ubuntu Soccer Academy in Cape City, Fleers joined Chiefs from SuperSport United in October.

Fleurs is the most recent amongst hundreds of victims of lethal kidnappings in South Africa, which has the very best homicide fee on the planet.

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