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CAF mourns Meyiwa death

2014-10-27 13:24
Issa Hayatou (AFP)
Cape Town - CAF president Issa Hayatou has expressed his shock at the news of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Robert Meyiwa's death.

According to reports, in a letter written to the president of the South African Football Association (SAFA), Danny Jordaan, Hayatou said there were no words to accurately express the sadness caused by Meyiwa's demise.

"It is with shock and dismay that CAF has learnt about the passing away of South Africa and Orlando Pirates captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa. Losing such a talented player and young gentlemen is a tragedy for South African and African football, and our thoughts are with his family and relatives," Hayatou said.

"Meyiwa was one of the most promising South African players and he took with great pride and responsibility his role as Captain of both the national team and his club Orlando Pirates. Words cannot express enough our sadness."

"In my personal name, on behalf of the CAF Executive Committee and the entire African football family, we present to the family of the deceased, to SAFA, to Orlando Pirates and to all those who knew Meyiwa our deepest condolences," Hayatou said.

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