The picture above shows South African footballer Jacob Lekgetho
during the game against
Nigeria at the 2004 African Cup of Nations.
In September 2008, it was confirmed by various South African sources that Lekgetho had died in Johannesburg,
aged 34, after a lengthy battle with an undisclosed illness. According to Sport-Express the illness was AIDS.
SOUTH AFRICA 2:0 BENIN Siyabonga Nomvethe (2). (27.01.04, Sfax)
Emille Baron, Thabang Molefe (81 Neil Winstanley), Jacob Lekgetho, Aaron Mokoena, Mbulelo Mabizela,
Benson Mhlongo, John Moshoeu, Delron Buckley, Sibusiso Zuma, Siyabonga Nomvethe, Patrick Mayo
SOUTH AFRICA 0:4 NIGERIA 4:0
Emille Baron, Thabang Molefe, Jacob Lekgetho, Aaron Mokoena, Mbulelo Mabizela, Benson Mhlongo (46 Bennett Mnguni),
John Moshoeu (86 Jabu Pule), Delron Buckley, Sibusiso Zuma (74 Stanton Fredericks), Siyabonga Nomvethe, Patrick Mayo
SOUTH AFRICA 1:1 MOROCCO
Patrick Mayo. (04.02.04, Sousse)
Andre Arendse, Thabang Molefe, Jacob Lekgetho, Aaron Mokoena, Neil Winstanley, Mbulelo Mabizela,
Teboho Mokoena (82 Jabu Pule), Sibusiso Zuma, Delron Buckley (62 Nkosinathi Nhleko), Siyabonga Nomvethe, Patrick Mayo.
Lekgetho was born in the Moletsane area of Soweto and began playing professionally with Moroka Swallows FC in 1995.
He went on to make 155 appearances for the club before leaving for Russia's FC Lokomotiv Moscow in 2001. He helped the club
win the league title in 2002, but returned to South Africa in 2004 following the death of his wife.
He was capped 25 times for the South African national team, making his international debut in a 1-0 win over Malta in May 2000
and playing his last match for Bafana Bafana in a 3-0 World Cup Qualifying defeat to Ghana in Kumasi on 20 June 2004.
He was a member of the squad at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan where he came on as a substitute in the 3-2 defeat to Spain.
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