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Mbalula mourns Moshoeu's death

2015-04-21 23:16
Fikile Mbalula (Gallo)

Pretoria - South Africa's minister of sport and recreation Fikile Mbalula has learnt about the passing of John 'Shoes' Moshoeu on Tuesday.

'Shoes', a former Bafana Bafana midfielder, scored eight times and was capped 73 for the national team and was part of the triumphant team which lifted the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations title.

In a statement released by his department, Mbalula passed on his deepest condolences to his family and the entire football fraternity.

"We deep our banners for the fallen legend.

"His passing came few minutes after we laid rest the ashes of Steve 'Kalamazoo' Mokone and just few weeks after we bid farewell to Richard Henyekana, all of them have left marks in football that will ensure we never forget the rich legacy they leave behind.

"Our country is poorer without him," Mbalula concluded.

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