Absa Premiership

Pirates determined to honour Meyiwa

2015-10-15 18:54
Senzo Meyiwa (Supplied)
Senzo Meyiwa (Supplied)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates goalkeeping coach Rowen Fernandez has revealed the team intends to win the CAF Confederation Cup in honour of Senzo Meyiwa.

The anniversary of the tragic death of the former Bafana Bafana and Pirates goalkeeper draws near, with Meyiwa having been shot dead on 26 October 2014 in Vosloorus by an unknown gunmen.

Fernandez says he is humbled by how Meyiwa is still remembered at the Soweto club, even though he did not get a chance to work with the former Buccaneer captain.

"We are obviously nearing a sad moment in South African football, the anniversary since Senzo's passing," he told Football411.

"He did a great job here [at Pirates] and it is humbling how everyone here still goes on about him and what he did for this club.

"Personally I didn't get to work with him, but I'm humbled by how the players and staff still talk about him.

"His loss was really an unfortunate moment for this country because he had taken his heroics to Bafana at the time of his death. He was a great loss to the country and it is a situation we should slowly try to move away from.

"The players have decided that they want to win the CAF [Confederation] Cup for him and we support the idea as a team, altogether, we want to commemorate his memory in style because of his heroics in Africa also."

 

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