Orlando Pirates legend John Moeti dies at 55

Written by on 6 February, 2023

Legendary Bafana Bafana midfielder John Moeti, who was part of Clive Barker’s triumphant squad that won the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations, Moeti died at his home on Monday morning following an illness. The family confirmed his passing in a brief statement.

“It is with profound sadness and a deep sense of loss that we inform you of the passing of John “Dungi” Moeti,” the statement read.

“John suddenly became ill eight months ago and was receiving specialist medical care.

“John succumbed to his illness in the early hours of this morning (February 6) at home, surrounded by his family and brethren in prayer.

“We thank you sincerely for your prayers and steadfast support. The family wishes to be afforded privacy during this time of loss and funeral details will be advised in due course.”

The 55-year-old soccer legend was also a crucial member of the 1995 Orlando Pirates squad that claimed the CAF Champions League, becoming South Africa’s first club to win the prestigious competition. A public figure who inspired countless fans around the world with his exceptional skills and dedication to the sport.

Born in Soweto, Johannesburg, Johnny started playing soccer at a young age and quickly rose through the ranks to become one of the most talented players of his generation. He had a remarkable career, playing for top teams in Europe and Africa, and winning numerous titles and awards along the way.

Johnny was not only known for his impressive technical abilities, but also for his sportsmanship and humble personality. He was a true ambassador for the sport, always giving back to the communities where he played and encouraging young people to follow their dreams.

His passing has left a huge void in the soccer world, and he will be deeply missed by fans, teammates, and friends alike. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time.

Johnny Moeti’s legacy will live on forever through the countless memories he has left the industry, and the many young players who will continue to be inspired by his achievements. Rest in peace, soccer legend.


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