TS Galaxy has confirmed that their young goalkeeper Melusi Buthelezi was the victim of a hijacking on Saturday night.
In a statement, Galaxy said Melusi Buthelezi had gone to Soweto with his older brother to visit their ailing mother when they were accosted by thugs on their way back.
Buthelezi, 23, from Nquthu in northern KwaZulu-Natal survived the incident and He sustained several stab wounds, which sent him to hospital.
Buthelezi and his brother were returning from visiting their ailing mother when they were cornered by car hijackers at a gas station in Soweto, the club said in a statement.
“They both suffered stab wounds and were taken to hospital. Buthelezi is in stable condition, although his brother is said to be critical.
The 23-year-old, who has yet to concede a goal at the highest level, gained fame at the beginning of this year when he made his PSL debut two weeks ago in the Nedbank Cup 0-1 win against Kaizer Chiefs. He kept two consecutive clean sheets in the Dstv Premiership matches against Swallows and AmaZulu.
“His family has asked for privacy as they try to deal with this unforeseen circumstance.
“TS Galaxy FC appeals to the masses to provide privacy to Buthelezi and his family during these difficult times. The club will not comment on the matter until further notice.”