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."


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Friday, 15 December 2017
Cape Town City FC v AmaZulu FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.