Former Bafana Bafana midfielder John “Shoes” Moshoeu has passed away after a long battle with cancer.
The former Kaizer Chiefs star passed away on Tuesday afternoon.
His agent, Glyn Binkin, confirmed his death on Twitter. In May 2014, Moshoeu hung up his boots after spending several seasons with third-tier side Alexandra United. Moshoeu, a Kaizer Chiefs star from 1988-1993 and again from 2003 until 2006, also shone in the Turkish league for Fenerbahce and Bursaspor from 1997 until his return to South Africa in 2003.
‘Shoes’ was capped 73 times for South Africa and scored eight times. Most notably, he was one of Bafana’s stand-out performers in their 1996 African Cup of Nations triumph, scoring four goals in the tournament.
Moshoeu was 49 years old. John Shoes Moshoeu sadly passed away at 15h00 this afternoon after a long but brave battle with cancer. May his dear soul rest in peace!!
— Glyn Binkin (@Glyn_Binkin) April 21, 2015 He may be gone but will never be forgotten and his family have requested their privacy and that they may be allowed to mourn in peace.
— Glyn Binkin (@Glyn_Binkin) April 21, 2015 With a heavy heart I am posting this tweet. My deepest condolences to the Moshoeu family. Our prayers are with you pic.twitter.com/uWvnKxuXXZ — Shaun Bartlett (@shaunbart9) April 21, 2015
Source: Super Sport