The agency managing Stellenbosch F.C. player Oshwin Andries processing his papers for him to play in Belgium.
This information was revealed during his funeral at Rietenbosch primary school in Stellenbosch on Saturday 18 February.
Coach Jason Rhoda who coaches Stellenbosch FC’s juniors disclosed the matter during the funeral. He knew Oshwin since he was an 11-year-old boy.
“We don’t know what would have happened with Oshwin’s career. We don’t know. Oshwin’s agency was currently busy working on a deal for him to go to Belgium. So obviously his future, his future with the national team, which he captained.
“Would he have gone on to play in the senior national team? Would he have helped under 23’s to qualify for the Olympics? Would he have been part of it? I don’t. We don’t know because he is not here with us anymore,” said Rhoda.
His moving speech left many people in pain.
Oshwin was stabbed and injured on 29 while drinking with friends at a tavern in Klapmuts. He went to the hospital where he attended but days later, it worsened.
Oshwin was buried just six days before his 20th birthday. Many soccer lovers believed that he was going to have a huge career for both his country and club.
“He was an asset for the country. At the time of his death, he had already worn national colours, not only that but he captained Amajita,” said Nolizwi Majeke from Khayamandi.