South Africa's greatest football player John 'Shoes' Moshoeu passed away today after a long battle with stomach cancer. Moshoeu played for Bafana Bafana and was one of the players that saw South Africa winning the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations. He held a special place in the hearts of most South African football fans. He was capped 73 times for South Africa and scored eight times.
Moshoeu began his career in Diepkloof with local football club Blue Whales before joining Kaizer Chiefs where he remained one of the most valued players from 1988 to 1993. In May 2014, Moshoeu hung up his boots after spending several seasons with third-tier side Alexandra United.
Some of the fans took to twitter to pronounce their condolences
Eish John Shoes Mosheou! A legend has passed on.... Thanks for entertaining and blessing us with your talent hamba kahle— What A Time 2B alive (@Modise_Percy) April 21, 2015
The former Kaizer Chiefs n Bafana Bafana midfielder John Shoes mosheou is no more. May his soul Rest in Peace 2 hs fam aluhlanga lungehliyo— Mthuthuzeli booi (@Mthura_quietboy) April 21, 2015