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All set for Shoes' funeral

2015-04-24 06:40
John 'Shoes' Moshoeu (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - The memorial service of Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs star, John "Shoes" Moshoeu, will take place at the Grace Bible Church in Soweto at noon on Friday.

Moshoeu, 49, died of cancer at 15:00 on Tuesday. Funeral arrangements would still be announced.

He was part of the Bafana Bafana team that won the country’s only Africa Cup of Nations title in 1996. He was capped 73 times and scored 8 times for his South Africa.

Speaking at Moshoeu’s home in Bryanston, Johannesburg, on Thursday, former Bafana captain Lucas Radebe said: "Some of the memories I have is seeing the fans coming with a big shoe and when he touches the ball you knew they will say 'Shoeeeees!'

“That’s what Shoes brought to the game - a colourful character, very skilful..."

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