Bongi Ntuli’s cause of death and obituary will be discussed here as we find out what happened to the Amazulu FC striker. We will discuss Bongi Ntuli’s death from cancer on November 5, 2023, when he was 32 years old.
Who was Bongi Ntuli?
Bonginkosi Ntuli was a South African professional soccer player who played as a striker for AmaZulu.
Bongi Ntuli biography and career
Ntuli’s professional journey commenced in the Vodacom League, where he showcased his skills with the Sobantu Shooting Stars. Subsequently, he transitioned to the Golden Arrows reserve team, marking the beginning of his tenure with the club.
In January 2012, Ntuli made his debut for the Arrows, displaying his prowess on the field. In 2014, Ntuli embarked on a new chapter by joining Mamelodi Sundowns. However, he encountered difficulties in securing a spot within the team, prompting him to seek opportunities elsewhere.
Consequently, he embarked on a six-month loan spell with AmaZulu. From 2015 to 2018, Ntuli found himself on loan at Platinum Stars, further expanding his experience and honing his skills. In July 2018, he embarked on a trial with Djurgårdens IF, aiming to secure a move to Europe.
Unfortunately, the anticipated transfer did not materialize due to disagreements regarding the financial aspects of the deal between Ntuli and Djurgardens.
Nonetheless, Ntuli’s determination remained unwavering, and in August 2018, it was officially announced that he had returned to AmaZulu on loan. Eventually, his loan deal transformed into a permanent arrangement as part of a swap deal, which saw him remain with AmaZulu while Emiliano Tade made his way to Sundowns.
Bongi Ntuli Death and obituary: Details On Amazulu FC striker battle with cancer
The reason behind the demise of AmaZulu’s striker Bongi Ntuli has been linked to cancer, but the specific type of cancer he battled with remains unknown. The football club shared the sad news of his passing, revealing that Ntuli was only 32 years old and had played for six seasons. He had previously played for Platinum Stars, Golden Arrows, and had a short stint at Mamelodi Sundowns.
“It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you of the untimely passing of our beloved centre-forward and loyal servant, Bonginkosi Ntuli. Ntuli was (very recently) diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, which metastasized and ultimately led to his death at the Midlands Medical Centre Private Hospital, in Pietermaritzburg this afternoon. May his beautiful soul rest in eternal peace. The club requests privacy and patience be granted to his family and friends at this difficult time,” the club statement said.
Ntuli, a proficient forward, spearheaded the attack for Usuthu, showcasing his prowess on the field. His most remarkable performance occurred during the 2019/20 season, where he impressively scored 13 goals in the league and participated in all 30 matches in the PSL with AmaZulu. The club will soon disclose the particulars of his memorial service and funeral. Additionally, the Premier Soccer League is anticipated to commence the upcoming matches by observing a moment of silence as a tribute to the late goal-scoring maestro. In the meantime, Usuthu triumphantly progressed to the semi-finals of the Carling Knockout tournament after securing a resounding 3-0 victory against their KwaZulu-Natal counterparts, Golden Arrows, on Saturday.