Bafana Bafana

Yeye: I was fortunate to know him

2014-10-28 13:13
Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Supplied)
Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Supplied)

Proteas captain AB de Villiers and vice-captain Hashim Amla have paid tribute to Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, who was shot dead during an attempted robbery on Sunday.

Cape Town - Reneilwe Letsholonyane has paid tribute to Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa. 

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Kaizer Chiefs rival but Bafana Bafana teammate Reneilwe Letsholonyane hailed the influence of Senzo Meyiwa on the game and on those around him.

Yeye was saddened to hear of the tragic news and he labelled Meyiwa "one of the most humble persons/players I have ever come across".

Following Letsholonyane's recall to the national side, the midfielder said he was lucky to spend time with Meyiwa while in camp with Bafana Bafana.

“He was a great listener and gave advice where needed." said Yeye in an interview with

“On the field we all know he did his job magnificently for his club and represented his country with pride.

Yeye was full of praise for Meyiwa's on-field performances and said that Meyiwa's involvement in any game meant it was very competitive and remarked that "facing him in the Kaizer Chiefs-Orlando Pirates Derby was always a challenge."

“He never wanted to be on the losing side, but above all he was an entertainer who made the Derby fun and exciting.

“I am very fortunate to have known him personally. My deepest condolences to all who knew him.”

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