- Associated Press - Friday, October 19, 2012

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The assistant coach of South Africa’s national soccer team has been killed in a car crash

Thomas Madigage was killed Thursday night when his car crashed into a donkey on a highway, the South African Press Association reported, citing police. He was alone in the car.

“We are shocked and at a loss for words and as we speak … We would like to pass our sincere condolences to the family, friends and the entire nation on this shocking development,” said Kirsten Nematandani, president of the South African Football Association.

Madigage, a long-serving assistant coach at Premiership club SuperSport United, was appointed assistant to Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund in July.