Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) has today expressed its deep sadness following the passing of young Australian footballer Stefan Petrovski.

The goalkeeper passed away in hospital in Malaysia after being struck by lightning while training with his Malaysian club Melaka United almost a month ago.

PFA Chairman Craig Foster said the thoughts and prayers of all PFA members were with the family of friends of Stefan.

“This is truly a tragic event and we offer our deepest condolences to all who knew Stefan,” said Foster.

“The PFA will continue to work with the Professional Footballers Association of Malaysia to ensure that all possible support is made available to Stefan’s family and friends during this extremely difficult time.”