A soccer match on Friday evening, between Riverside and Juventus football clubs’ junior teams, ended tragically when the goalpost at the Riverside sports ground in Durban North fell on eight-year-old Kiyan Singh, causing his death.
Jessica Lukas, a bar manager at the Riverside Sports Club, said Singh was standing on the sidelines of the pitch as a reserve player when the post hit him.
“The boy was not playing at the time of the incident but was standing, waiting for his turn. His coach tried to hold the post and prevent it from landing on the boy but apparently the boy ran in the other direction and was hit,” Lukas said.
“His coach did all he could - they tried to save him. It was a freak incident. We are extremely sad about the loss and our sympathies are with the family.” She said all goalposts were put down immediately after the incident.