On the evening of 18 September 2015 the Silver Backs team played an organised league game against the Predators at Soshonguwe.
At approximately 20:45 a Silver Backs player Zacharias de Lange were involved in a tackle situation which resulted in an injury.
SPORTS MED medics were present at the time of the incident and took immediate control of the injured Zacharias de Lange were after De Lange was transported via ambulance to Steve Biko Hospital.
SARL was informed of the unexpected passing away of Zacharias de Lange on Monday 21 September 2015 while De Lange was still admitted to The Steve Biko Hospital.
We as SARL deeply regret this loss of life and recognize the tremendous loss suffered by the family, friends and team players of Zacharias de Lange.
How SARL responded
An in depth investigation has been lodged into the cause of De Lange’s injury and his subsequent death following the injury.
SARL undertakes to finalise its’ investigation as swiftly as possible. Preliminary reports in SARL’s possession indicates that all medics and players involved acted immediately without delay in order to assist the injured De Lange to the best of their abilities and available means.
In addition to the above SARL have committed to take all steps necessary to assist De Lange’s family in their time of grievance.
SARL will release their findings once all relevant reports have been received and reviewed.
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