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Jeffrey Ntuka, South African footballer, died from being stabbed he was 26


Jeffrey Ntuka-Pule was a South African footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a defender  died from being stabbed he was 26..

(10 May 1985 – 21 January 2012)

Club career

Born in Kroonstad, Free State,[1] Ntuka joined English club Chelsea in 2003 and spent five years on loan at Belgium club Westerlo,[2] making 93 league appearances for them.[3] Ntuka returned to South Africa in 2009, making his debut for Kaizer Chiefs in May 2009.[4] After battling alcohol problems,[5] Ntuka later played for SuperSport United.[3] He was released by United in 2011.

International career

Ntuka earned five caps for South Africa between 2004 and 2007.[3] Ntuka was a member of South Africa’s squad at the 2005 COSAFA Cup, but had to withdraw due to injury.[6]

Death

Ntuka was stabbed to death in Kroonstad during the early hours of 21 January 2012.[2]

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