South African Police have come up with the root cause of former Orlando pirates player that lost his life via accident few months ago.


The football fraternity is mourning till date the passing away of former Golden Arrows and Orlando Pirates star Bheka Phakathi following a fatal car accident.


He was reportedly 43-years-old. However, according to the police, the player was said to have been intoxicated with alcoholic content.


Phakathi lost his life in the accident on Sunday morning on his way to training with ABC Motsepe League side, Umvoti, which he led to the play-offs for a spot in the National First Division (NFD).


He came to prominence while playing for Arrows before attracting the attention of Pirates, but later returned to the KZN side and also played for Maritzburg United before hanging up his boots in 2010.

Phakathi also worked at Arrows as the assistant coach to Shaun Bartlett when the club won promotion back to the Premiership during the 2014/15 season.