Two Selborne U16C rugby players were killed in a car crash on Saturday just hours before they were due to play against Dale.
According to the Daily Dispatch, U16C coach Alan Parsons had to break the tragic news to their teammates that Avuyile Ngqele and Sihlumile Bandile had died in the Gately Street crash – in which three other Selborne pupils were also injured.
‘This is very tragic and shocking,’ said Parsons, who is also the executive director of the Old Selbornian Association.
‘People are just numb. The boys who died were going to play for the Selborne U16B team against Dale and two of the injured were going to play in the U16C team, but both [matches] were called off because of the tragedy.’
He said the other boys ‘burst into tears’ when he told them the news.
‘I had boys crying on my shoulder. They were absolutely gutted.’
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