Orlando Pirates striker Lesley Manyathela may have been visiting his mother on Women's Day in 2003 when he had a fatal car crash.
Yet, as his estate was wrapped up on Tuesday at the Buccaneers' offices in Johannesburg, it was confirmed that Manyathela's mother, Gladys, would get no consolation from any money left behind by her son.
Unfortunately for Mrs Manyathela, her son died without a last will and testament, which meant all his money will go to his son Lesley Jnr and daughter Gladys, confirmed South African Football Association executive member and executor of the estate, Raymond Hack, on Tuesday.
"The money will be paid into a guardians' fund, and when the children reach 21 they can make an application and the money will be paid out to them."
The guardians for the time being will be the mothers of the two children, of whom only Martha Msukwini, Gladys's mom, was present on Tuesday.
Hack added that the mothers of the two children could apply for money from the fund in the meantime "to assist in the education of the children".
Msukwini would not reveal the exact amount she had received.
"She is concerned for the security of the child," said her lawyer, advocate Steve Dlwathi.
But both Hack and Orlando Pirates chairperson Irvin Khoza rejected claims that a R1-million insurance policy on Manyathela's life had paid out.
"He did have a policy, but it lapsed four months prior to his death," said Hack.
As for Manyathela's mother, Hack insisted there was no grievance on her part.
"Lesley's mother has no claim, and never tried to lodge a claim," said Hack.
"You can only claim if you can prove you are dependent upon the estate. Mrs Manyathela is a registered nurse and has never claimed any money."
Khoza, meanwhile, said Pirates had thought of Mrs Manyathela when they donated R75 000 to her, and R75 000 to the two children.
"The club has helped Lesley's mother from the day he died ..."
"We have done everything possible to help reduce the mother's pain."
Khoza added that Pirates had also paid R351 000 to cover the costs of Manyathela's funeral.