'Shoes' was 49 at the time of his passing.
Moshoeu enjoyed a glittering career in the game of football, starring in both South Africa and Europe. 'Shoes' played for the likes of Kaizer Chiefs, AmaZulu, and Turkish side Fenerbahçe, and was in the Bafana Bafana side which won the 1996 African Cup of Nations. Moshoeu played in 73 matches for the national team between 1993 and 2004.
'Shoes' was a fan favourite wherever he played, with his skill on the ball exceptional.
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
Life is short people. Find that love for one another. #RIPShoes— I ARE (@seriyaaz) April 21, 2015
One of the greatest players this country has even seen. #RIPSHOES— Spha nduna (@Ray_allenJnr) April 21, 2015
RIP Shoes... 💔— Mpho Maboi (@MphoMaboi) April 21, 2015
Shoes with Dr Khumalo in the middle of the park for Chiefs was a sight to behold. What a loss #RIPShoes— Flower Potz (@_Potz_) April 21, 2015
In the presence of some members of the Class of '96 by his bedside, John "Shoes" Moshoeu passed away at 15H00 this afternoon. #RIPShoes— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) April 21, 2015
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