Former South Africa international Jeffrey Ntuka has been stabbed to death in a nightclub in the early hours of Saturday.

Michael Hughes, a representative of Ntuka's agent, Stella Africa, told football website the player was killed in the central South African town of Kroonstad.

The 26-year-old defender had been in the squad of local giants Kaizer Chiefs for two years but was without a club this season after his contract with Supersport United expired.