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Pienaar reacts to Senzo's death

2014-10-28 08:39
Steven Pienaar (Supplied)
Cape Town - Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar has declared his sadness following the death of international teammate Senzo Meyiwa on Sunday night.

The 27-year-old Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper was shot dead while trying to protect his girlfriend during an armed robbery close to Johannesburg.

"First of all, I want to express my sincere sympathy to Senzo’s family and friends at this very sad time," explained Pienaar, in a statement.

"To lose your life at a young age when you have so much ahead of you is tragic and very difficult to understand.

"Senzo was a very talented goalkeeper who was well liked by team-mates and opponents alike.

"Our nation has lost a popular sportsman and he will be sadly missed."


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