Botswana footballer Lesenya Ramoraka passed away on Tuesday in a tragic car crash in his home country. Read on to know how did Lesenya Ramoraka die, what happened to him, and what was the cause of his death.
Ramoraka was just 28 years old. He was a former left-back for Highlands Park, TS Galaxy, and Orapa United. He was also an accomplished defender for the Botswana international football team, affectionately named the “Zebras.”
Who was Lesenya Ramoraka?
Lesenya Ramoraka was an international football player who was also very active in the South Africa premier division. Born on April 4, 1994, Ramoraka played as a defender at the left back position for his teams.
He had a brief stint with Highlands Park and Orapa United and he had also played for TS Galaxy. Ramoraka had also appeared for the Botswana international team in a total of 19 games between 2016 and 2019.
How did Lesenya Ramoraka die?
Lesenya Ramoraka died in a terrible car accident on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. The footballer was traveling to his hometown of Orapa from his native village, Chadibe, after the independence day celebration.
Unfortunately, the tire of his car burst near Mashoro, and the footballer lost control of the vehicle. Ramoraka’s car then crashed into a divider and there were two passengers inside.
Police and first responders were called to the scene and the two involved in the accident were rushed to the nearby hospital. Ramoraka was then pronounced dead at the hospital while the condition of the other passengers is unknown at the moment.
Lesenya Ramoraka dead at 28: What was his cause of death?
Lesenya Ramoraka died of the injuries sustained in the car crash after the tire of his vehicle burst. As per the reports, he had severe injuries in his head and brain. His body is currently sent for autopsy to determine the specific cause of death.
Ramoraka also previously sustained injuries in his leg and had to step away from football for a brief period. He was set to return to the game very soon. However, the footballer died at the very young age of just 28.
The police are currently investigating the accident to figure out how it conspired. We’ll update this section when more information is released.
Tributes coming in for Lesenya Ramoraka
Ever since the news emerged, tributes are coming in for Lesenya Ramoraka, the Botswana footballer who died at 28 in a tragic car crash.
Orapa United was among the first to pay tribute to their late defender. The #Ostrichers are mourning the loss of the highly skilled man.
“Orapa United is mourning the loss of Lesenya ‘Lee’ Ramoraka who met his untimely death in a road accident near Mmashoro this morning,” the club said in a statement.
Township Rollers FC has also shared an emotional tribute for Lesenya Ramoraka.
Their players and technical members observed a moment of silence for Ramoraka’s sudden passing.
They wrote: “We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones, and to everyone at Orapa United.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.”
Several other clubs, footballers, and fans have paid respect to Lesenya Ramoraka who left this world in a terrible manner.
Our deepest condolences go out to his family. May God let his soul rest in peace. He’ll forever be remembered for his time on the field.