The loss of the former teammate who was instrumental in his player development grieved the Amakhosi coach.
Former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana midfielder John Moeti has been praised by Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane as a devoted and responsible player.
Moeti and Zwane were teammates at Pirates, and the Chiefs coach expressed his sorrow at losing the football legend who was instrumental in helping him and other players improve through his counsel.
The 1996 Africa Cup of Nations champion, who played with Pirates from 1994 to 2000 before moving to SuperSport United in 2001, passed away on Monday at his home due to an unexplained illness.
According to reports, the legendary Bafana Bafana player has been undergoing specialized medical care for the past eight months.
Moeti, who was born in Soweto, was a member of the Pirates club that won the 1995 Caf Champions League title. A year later, the national team won a continental championship. He was also a member of the Bafana Bafana team that fell to Egypt 2-0 in the 1998 Afcon final.
Here are a few memorials to the deceased legend.
“He was my senior when we played together at Pirates, and I remember him as being incredibly humble, disciplined, and committed. He was one of the elderly people that used to call us when we were kids and he used to talk to us, so we had to pay attention. Trying to change how we perceive and comprehend things. A giant has left the country”. (Arthur Zwane)