RIP Shoes

10 Oct 1997:  Portrait of John Moshoeu of South Africa before a Friendly match against France in France.     Mandatory Credit: Phil  Cole/Allsport
10 Oct 1997: Portrait of John Moshoeu of South Africa before a Friendly match against France in France. Mandatory Credit: Phil Cole/Allsport
South Africa’s football all time greatest legend, former Giant Blackpool, Kaizer Chiefs and AmaZulu midfielder John “Shoes” Moshoeu has passed away. John  Lesiba  Moshoeu,  best known  as  Shoes,  was  born  on  18  December  1965  in  Soweto,  Gauteng. He  made his debut  for  the South  African  national  football  team  on  10  January  1993  and  scored  on his debut  against  Botswana  with  Rudolph  Seale. He  formed  a  vital  part  of  the  team  that won  the  1996  Africa  Cup  of  Nations and  was  second  top  scorer  with  four  goals. He played for Blue Whales in Diepkloof and later joined the Kaizer Chiefs’ reserve team. He  was  also  part  of  the  squad  that  traveled to France for the 1998  FIFA  World  Cup. He  represented  South  Africa  in  six  major  tournaments.  He  accumulated  73  caps  and eight goals in 68 starts. Sadly  he  passed  away on 21  April  2015  in  Johannesburg,  after  a  long  battle  with cancer. For  the  funeral service took place at Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto April 27.
May your soul Rest In Peace Lesiba

 

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