John ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu: Exit of an ex Bafana Bafana captain….

John 'Shoes' Moshoeu

Former South Africa captain John ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu has died aged 49. Moshoeu had been suffering from stomach cancer and lost his battle against the disease on Tuesday. The midfielder won 73 caps and will be particularly remembered for starring in Bafana Bafana’s 1996 Africa Cup of Nations-winning team. Moshoeu’s career began in 1987 with local side Giant Blackpool and he went on to play for eight other teams including Kaizer Chiefs and Turkish giants Fenerbahce. He first played for South Africa in 1993 – a year after their return from a decades-long ban because of apartheid – and, incredibly, he was still part of the Bafana Bafana team at the 2004 Nations Cup at the age of 38. Moshoeu carried on playing professionally for four more years before finally hanging up his boots when he was 42. Moshoeu played with our own Austin JayJay Okocha at Fenerbahce and took over Okocha’s number 10 jersey when JayJay moved to PSG.

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