The Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation is saddened to hear of the death of one of South Africa’s best footballers, Mr John “Shoes” Moshoeu.
Mr Moshoeu, a former Giant Black Pool, Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana player, was a footballer in a league of his own – his dribbling virtuosity earned him the nickname “Shoes”. An attacking midfielder, Shoes was a marvel to behold as he hypnotised his opponents with his nifty footwork. His meticulous passing of the ball was always bang on target!
Shoes will also always be remembered for being part of the Bafana Bafana squad that won the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations. He commanded visible and decisive authority in the middle of the park in the Bafana Bafana Class of 1996. During the tournament, he netted four goals. Such was his phenomenal talent that he also played overseas. Undoubtedly, Shoes is one of the greatest soccer legends South Africa has ever produced.
The Committee extends its heartfelt condolences to the Moshoeu family, his loved ones, his legion of fans and the football fraternity. The Committee wishes the Moshoeu family strength and courage at this time and would like the family to know that the nation is mourning with the family.
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SOURCE: South African Official News