Tributes pour in for John 'Shoes' Moshoeu

Condolences continue to pour in following the death of former Bafana Bafana midfielder John "Shoes" Moshoeu.

Condolences continue to pour in following the death of former Bafana Bafana midfielder John "Shoes" Moshoeu.

Moshoeu passed away at around 3pm on Tuesday. His agent, Glyn Binkin, confirmed his death on Twitter.

Moshoeu, who hung up his boots after spending several seasons with third-tier side Alexandra United in May 2014, died after a long battle with cancer. In February, the 49-year-old Moshoeu was admitted to Charlotte Maxeke hospital in Johannesburg and discharged later that month.

Moshoeu, who was affectionately known as “Shoes” by fans, played for Giant Blackpool before joining Kaizer Chiefs. The Soweto star was also part of a Bafana Bafana team that clinched the country’s only Africa Cup of Nations title in 1996.
He was capped 73 times and scored 8 times for his home country.

Football analyst Robert Marawa paid tribute to Moshoeu in pictures on Twitter.

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula issued a statement after receiving the news about Moshoeu’s passing. 

In a series of tweets, his former team Kaizer Chiefs shared some of the best moments they shared with Moshoeu. 

Fans, football players, clubs, soccer coaches and analysts also paid homage, many describing him as a legend.

Funeral arrangements are being arranged and details will be released soon.

RIP “Shoes”. Born 18 December 1965, Died 21 April 2015.

Sthembiso Sithole

Sthembiso Sithole

Sthembiso Sithole is a social media specialist. He recently studied BA Honours in Journalism and Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. In 2014, he obtained his journalism qualification at Tshwane University of Technology. He has achieved so much, and there are tons more he dreams of accomplishing. He has written for The Star, was a blogger for JournTau, worked at SABC as a Digital News Producer and was formerly the Mail & Guardian's social media editor. Read more from Sthembiso Sithole

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