Mngwengwe passed on in the early hours of Monday morning.
In a statement, Arrows boss Mato Madlala said she was saddened by Mngwengwe’s passing.
“I am saddened by the passing away of Nkanyiso Mngwengwe,” said Madlala.
“I remember when he first arrived at Arrows as a promising footballer, full of energy. He was always ready to fight for the team and acquitted himself well over the years.
“I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Nkanyiso’s family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult moment,” added Madlala.
Premiership clubs took to social media to pay tribute to the 30-year-old, who made his debut for Arrows in 2013.
— Orlando Pirates FC (@orlandopirates) May 18, 2020
We are saddened by the news of the passing of Nkanyiso ‘Sgora’ Mngwengwe. Our deepest heartfelt condolences go to the bereaved family, Lamontville Golden Arrows fraternity and friends.
May his soul rest peacefully. pic.twitter.com/3m9fdVBt0Q
— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) May 18, 2020
We convey our deepest condolences to the Mngwengwe family and Golden Arrows on the untimely passing of Nkanyiso ‘Sgora’ Mngwengwe.
May his Soul Rest in Peace ???? pic.twitter.com/ooh4GBidqA
— Baroka Football Club (@Baroka_FC) May 18, 2020
— Highlands Park FC (@HighlandsP_FC) May 18, 2020
We are saddened to hear about the passing of Nkanyiso ‘Sgora’ Mngwengwe
— SuperSport United FC (@SuperSportFC) May 18, 2020
We’d like to send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Mngwengwe family and Golden Arrows football club following the sudden and untimely passing of Nkanyiso Mngwengwe. #RIP ???????? pic.twitter.com/m46Iu0KrMA
— Bidvest Wits (at ????) (@BidvestWits) May 18, 2020
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Join us in passing our condolences to the staff and players at Golden Arrows, as well as the friends and family of Nkanyiso Mngwengwe, who passed away this morning.
— AmaZulu FC (@AmaZuluFootball) May 18, 2020
Rest well, Nkanyiso Mngwengwe ????
— Maritzburg United FC (@MaritzburgUtd) May 18, 2020
Bloemfontein Celtic would like to convey its deepest condolences to the Mngwengwe Family and Friends on the passing of @goldenarrowsfc1 defender Nkanyiso 'Sgora' Mngwengwe. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. May his soul Rest in Peace.#LoveSiwelele????⚪ pic.twitter.com/ReCZwghTVb
— Bloemfontein Celtic (@Bloem_Celtic) May 18, 2020
— Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) May 18, 2020