John ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu has died at 49! The legendary Bafana Bafana soccer star finally lost his battle with cancer, and died on Tuesday afternoon.
Shoes played for the national team and enjoyed great success as a footballer. He was obviously loved by many soccer fans, and served South Africa in 73 matches.
About 2 months ago, it was reported that Shoes was fighting for his life and was in hospital getting treatment.
Reports also say that he was doing chemotherapy, and that he was improving. His death came as a shock to his family, and to the soccer industry at large.
The tweet that announced his death is:
John Shoes Moshoeu sadly passed away at 15h00 this afternoon after a long but brave battle with cancer. May his dear soul rest in peace!!
— Glyn Binkin (@Glyn_Binkin) April 21, 2015
John “Shoes” Moshoeu’s memorial service will be held at Grace Bible church, on Friday the 24th of April. It starts at 12h00.
His funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.
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