Cape Town - Former Bafana Bafana captain and Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar has paid tribute to his former teammate and Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa.
REACTION: Senzo Meyiwa's death
RIP Senzo Meyiwa
In a statement released on Everton's official website, Pienaar expressed his shock at hearing the news of Meyiwa's untimely passing on Sunday evening.
"First of all, I want to express my sincere sympathy to Senzo’s family and friends at this very sad time," read the 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 missed."
Everton also extended their condolences to Meyiwa's friends and family.