Bafana legend Moeti to be buried in a private ceremony on Saturday

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John Moeti leading training during a Laureus Sport for All programme at Huntersfield Sports Complex in Katlehong in 2005.
John Moeti leading training during a Laureus Sport for All programme at Huntersfield Sports Complex in Katlehong in 2005.
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Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates legend John Moeti will be laid to rest in a private ceremony in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Read: Bafana and Pirates legend John Moeti passes away

According to his family, the proceedings will start with a memorial service at the Rhema Bible Church from 9am to 11am, followed by a private burial ceremony at Fourways Memorial Park.

Some Bafana legends will speak at the memorial service. His family said in a statement:

"Following the memorial service, the family will proceed to the cemetery where John will be laid to rest. The family has requested that the burial be a private ceremony, open only to close family members."

The family would like to thank everyone who has expressed their condolences and those who have given support in various forms to John's family. This includes the government of Gauteng, friends of the family and the sporting fraternity in general. The Moeti family will forever be grateful for the support.
John Moeti during the 1997 CAF Champions League f
John Moeti during a 1997 CAF Champions League match between Pirates and Primeiro (Angola) at FNB Stadium. Photo: Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

The 55-year-old Moeti, who was part of the 1996 Afcon-winning team, died on Monday.

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