South African footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a defender died from being stabbed he was 26..
(10 May 1985 – 21 January 2012)
Club careerBorn in Kroonstad, Free State, Ntuka joined English club Chelsea in 2003 and spent five years on loan at Belgium club Westerlo, making 93 league appearances for them. Ntuka returned to South Africa in 2009, making his debut for Kaizer Chiefs in May 2009. After battling alcohol problems, Ntuka later played for SuperSport United. He was released by United in 2011.
International careerNtuka earned five caps for South Africa between 2004 and 2007. Ntuka was a member of South Africa's squad at the 2005 COSAFA Cup, but had to withdraw due to injury.
DeathNtuka was stabbed to death in Kroonstad during the early hours of 21 January 2012.
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