Johannesburg - New Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo took a
moment to reminisce over old friend Senzo Meyiwa after being introduced to life
at the club.
Former Pirates keeper Meyiwa was fatally shot in a 2014
robbery. At the time, Khuzwayo, who like Meyiwa hails from Umlazi, was at rival
club Kaizer Chiefs. Now, having crossed the great divide and joined the Buccaneers,
the 28-year-old couldn't help but spare a thought for his old friend.
"It's very emotional for me [standing in these
goalposts], knowing that this was the last place Senzo stood before he passed
away," he told Pirates' official website after taking to the pitch at the
"We come from the same place and we were close, so
standing here brings back those memories and thoughts of him."
Although the move to Pirates is of huge sentimental
significance to Khuzwayo, he has also started thinking about life on the pitch
at his new club.
"I'm also looking out over the field and trying to
visualise where I'd be distributing the ball, who will be running into the
space and also imagining what it will be like playing in front of the fans in
an official game," he continued.
"I'm really excited at being an Orlando Pirates
goalkeeper and looking forward to making the supporters happy. We are, after
all, the Happy People."
Khuzwayo joined Chiefs in 2012 from AmaZulu, but was left
frustrated by a lack of playing time due to the consistent good form of
He will be desperate to emulate Meyiwa and claim a starting
spot between the sticks at his new club.