Another victim of the tragic road accident involving a Gumare football team succumbed to injuries and was yesterday confirmed to have passed on Nyangabwe Referral Hospital, raisinga fatal count to seven.

Kgosi Mwakaupi Seemeko confirmed the depressing news during the burial of the 5th player who was laid to rest yesterday morning at Etsha Village.

Among other speakers at the funeral service, the Chief urged members of the community to look to God for spiritual intervention.

Four other team members of the football team were laid to rest at a Gumare cemetery on Friday as multitudes of corners gathered from across the country in an emotional send-off.

Area member of Parliament, Thato Kwerepe and Tertiary Education Minister- Dr Alfred Madigele, joined other dignitaries and speakers in comforting the bereaved families.

Kwerepe rubbished rumours that the players were intoxicated when the accident occurred.

He told mourners that the players were on their way to a competitive tournament which required them to be sober and that the driver who survived the accident attested to that. “It was just unfortunate that the driver lost control of the vehicle,” said Kwerepe during the burial.

The players perished in a freak road accident at Tsau village last Friday night on their way to compete in a constituency tournament at Sehithwa village.

The driver of a Ford Ranger van they were traveling in is said to have lost control of the vehicle which overturned killing five of the players on the spot.

Seven of the players were admitted at Letsholathebe Memorial Hospital in Maun while others were rushed to Nyangabwe hospital in a critical condition.

The sixth player who is yet to be buried died on Wednesday also at Nyangabwe Hospital.

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