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Agent denies 'Shoes' death rumours

2015-02-25 09:18
John 'Shoes' Moshoeu (Gallo)

Cape Town - The agent of John "Shoes" Moshoeu has denied that the ex-Bafana star had passed away.

Various unconfirmed reports emerged on Tuesday that former Bafana Bafana star midfielder John "Shoes" Moshoeu had passed away but these reports were denied by the player's agent, Glyn Binkin.

According to earlier reports, Moshoeu has been in hospital for the past three weeks but the nature of his illness is yet to be confirmed.

The same reports said that "Shoes" was gravely ill and was "fighting for his life".

Binkin has now denied reports of Moshoeu's death on Twitter.

Binkin tweeted: "Good to see Shoes Moshoeu smiling with family & friends at the hospital. Wishing him a speedy recovery. Onwards and upwards!!"

Moshoeu's agent also pleaded with the public to respect both the player and his family's privacy during this time.

"Please let's all respect Shoes and his family and their privacy at this time and lets please be responsible in our comments in this regard." tweeted Binkin.

In May 2014, Moshoeu hung up his boots after spending several seasons with third-tier side Alexandre United.

Moshoeu, a Kaizer Chiefs star from 2003 until 2006, also shone in the Turkish league for Fenerbahce and Bursaspor from 1997 until his return to South Africa in 2003.

"Shoes" was capped 73 times for South Africa and scored eight times.

Following the news of Moshoeu's hospitalisation, former teammate Neil Tovey was also admitted to hospital after suffering a series of heart attacks.

Read the full Neil Tovey story HERE!

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