Ex-PSL star arrested in Nkomazi remains in custody

SCHOEMANSDAL – A talented though wayward former Premier Soccer League star, who was arrested in Nkomazi while turning out in the ongoing Selati Super Cup, appeared before the Parow Regional Court in Cape Town today facing charges of alleged rape.

According to Parow police spokesman, Const Noloyiso Rwexana, the player, aged 26, who can’t be named due to the nature of the offence, was remanded in custody after his brief court appearance today.

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His case was postponed to April 24 for formal bail application.

The alleged rape occurred in February 2013 in Goodwood, Cape Town while the player was still playing for Chippa United.

The said player was last in the books of National First Division side, Royal Eagles before he was reported to have gone AWOL in January this year.

Before joining Eagles, he had been booted out by PSL side, Platinum Stars last May, also after had resorted to the same infamous misdemeanour of disappearing without notifying the team.

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The player was discovered by SuperSport United in 2000 after they have partnered with Dutch side Feyenoord to establish their youth Academy. They had an under-12 inter-provincial tournament where the player was identified with the likes of Kermit Erasmus and Kamohelo Mokotjo.

Both Erasmus and Mokotjo are today plying their trade oversees with Erasmus at RC Lens in France League 1 and Mokotjo, who recently return to the Bafana Bafana fold, at FC Twente in the Dutch Division one.

Earlier in his career, the player whose career has been dogged by truancy, wayward behaviour and controversy had a stint as a youth player for trials at England’s Tottenham Hotspurs.

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Prior to his arrest, police have issued a warrant of arrest for the player after he had failed to appear at the Parow Regional Court on November 30, 2015. His identification was circulated nationwide as a wanted person after he had moved from his known address.

The player was finally cornered by the Schoemansdal stationed police on Sunday, March 26 after receiving a tip-off of his whereabouts.

At the time of his arrest, the player was keeping himself fit by playing for Masibekela Young Heroes (formerly Real Blue Cranes), who are participating in the ongoing Selati Super Cup.

The player, who was once touted as a big thing to come to South Africa, will reappear before the Parow Regional Court on April 24 for formal bail application. He is currently remanded into custody.


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