Moshoeu’s memorial in Soweto

2015-04-24 00:00

CAPE TOWN — The memorial service of the late Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs star John “Shoes” Moshoeu will take place today at Grace Bible Church in Soweto at 12 pm.

Friends and former colleagues have paid their condolences to the family at Moshoeu’s home in Bryanston.

Moshoeu’s mother says his passing is a loss to the family at large.

He played for the now defunct ­Giant Blackpool and Kaizer Chiefs, before moving to Europe.

After a lengthy successful football career in Turkey, Moshoeu returned to his old team Kaizer Chiefs, where he lifted two league titles.

Minister of Sports and Recreation Fikile Mbalula said, “He was a talented player, a very responsible individual which I think most of our players can take a leaf from his life.”

Former Bafana Captain Lucas ­Radebe, said: “Some of the memories I have is seeing the fans coming with a big shoe and when he touches the ball you knew they will say ‘Shoeeeees!’ That’s what Shoes brought to the game — a colourful character, very skilful and was one of those who changes the game …”

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