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Mom confirms 'Shoes' discharged

2015-02-27 12:49
Bafana legend John 'Shoes' Moshoeu. (AFP)

Cape Town - John "Shoes" Moshoeu's mother has confirmed that the former South African star has left the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital.

According to, John "Shoes" Moshoeu is now recovering at his home after being discharged from hospital.

Moshoeu spent approximately three weeks receiving treatment for an unspecified illness at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital.

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

The reports have angered the the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations winner's mother, Reena Moshoeu, who declined to provide with a comment on Moshoeu's discharge.

Moshoeu's mother did however say: “I have never felt so much pain because of what was said to me,” in response the incorrect rumours of her son's death.

"As a family, there is nothing that we are going to say and we have left everything in God’s hands,” added Reena Moshoeu.

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.

Moshoeu is the third South African sporting legend suffering from illness, with Neil Tovey having been hospitalised after suffering three heart attacks and Clive Rice collapsing from a brain tumour.

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