Mngomeni: Meyiwa was in his prime

2014-10-27 14:48
Thabo Mngomeni (Supplied)
Thabo Mngomeni (Supplied)
Cape Town - Orlando Pirates legend Thabo Mngomeni says goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa's passing was ill-timed, as his international career was just beginning to flourish.

Meyiwa, who was recently made Bafana Bafana captain, was shot on Sunday evening and was confirmed dead after being rushed to hospital.

Mngomeni, who like Meyiwa captained both Pirates and Bafana, expressed his despair to the goal-minder's family for their loss.

"I saw it in the morning when a friend of mine asked me about it (Meyiwa's death)," the former Buccaneers favourite told Football 411.

"It's not only a loss for Pirates, but also for the whole football fraternity in South Africa because he was now captain of the national team.

"My heart feels for his family because he had just reached another stage of his career where he was leading the national team.

"It's really painful because he probably also had many wishes on what he wanted to achieve on the football pitch. The timing was just bad because he was really on his way up.

"But everything happens for a reason. My thoughts are with Senzo's family. I wish for them to be strong during this difficult period."


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

25 October 2016
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
26 October 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
28 October 2016
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Chippa United v Platinum Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.