Lucky Maselesele of Kaizer Chiefs during the 2002/03 Castle Premiership football match between SuperSport United and Kaizer Chiefs at HM Pitjie Stadium, Pretoria on 26 January 2003 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix
Lucky Maselesele of Kaizer Chiefs during the 2002/03 Castle Premiership football match between SuperSport United and Kaizer Chiefs at HM Pitjie Stadium, Pretoria on 26 January 2003 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Former Kaizer Chiefs star Lucky Maselesele has died at the age of 41 – report

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Oct 15, 2021

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Cape Town – Former Kaizer Chiefs star Lucky Maselesele has reportedly passed away at the age of 41.

Soccer Laduma reported on Friday that details surrounding the Alexandra-born fan favourite’s death were not yet clear.

Maselesele, who played for AmaKhosi between 1998 and 2004 having come through its youth ranks, was known for his dribbling skills and high work rate. He was capped once at international level.

Isaac Mabotsa, who played alongside Maselesele, was heartbroken by the former star’s passing.

“I can confirm the sad news, but at the moment I request that we be given time to come to terms with what has happened. I am at his home as I speak, but please understand, I won’t make any further comment on the matter,” Mabotsa was quoted by Soccer Laduma.

After leaving Chiefs, Maselesele had a journeyman career where he turned out for the likes of Maritzburg United, Thanda Royal Zulu, Black Leopards, FC AK and Civics FC in Namibia.

His time in the KZN capital with Maritzburg saw the player banned for two years after testing positive for cocaine.

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