This is our Kaizer Chiefs signing of the day piece. Today we have a man who put the “L” in legend.
ALSO READ: Chiefs signing of the day – A leader
ALSO READ: Ex-Pirates star reveals his biggest salary
KAIZER CHIEFS SIGNING OF THE DAY: JOHN MOSHOEU
There’s no better way to describe him. He was simply one of the greatest footballers Mzansi has ever produced. He left the Amakhosi in 1993 before he was re-signed in 2002 to produce magic as a 36-year-old.
ALSO READ: Maluleka on leaving Chiefs for Sundowns
ALSO READ: Amakhosi to release skilful playmaker?
He was known as “Shoes,” which was a reference to ‘dancing shoes’ and coach Clive Barker’s famous moments of standing on the touchline to shout “Shoes! Dance! Dance Shoes, dance!”
The central midfielder/ number 10 was born in Ga Mashashane, Limpopo before growing up in Diepkloof, Soweto.
Are you a Kaizer Chiefs fan? Click to read the latest Amakhosi news
ALSO READ: Orlando Pirates grow in Africa
THE LONG CAREER
Moshoeu began his amateur football at Blue Whales before moving to Giant Blackpool and finally Chiefs in 1988. It was in 1993 when “Shoes” moved to make his name in Europe.
Turkey was the nation where he stayed for 10 years, earning legendary status at local giants Fenerbahce.
ALSO READ: When is Pirates’ next match fixture?
Mosheou returned to Mzansi to rejoin Chiefs before finishing his career at AmaZulu aged 43, which set a PSL record in 2008.
Additionally, Mosheou was a Bafana regular and jersey number 10 with 73 caps, including the AFCON 1996 gold medal and a leading role at the FIFA 1998 World Cup in France.
Mosheou took his last breath at the Morningside Hospital following an extended fight against stomach cancer. He died at the age of 49 before he was laid to rest on 25 April in Randburg, 2015.
Rest in Peace Shooooooes!
WHAT’S NEXT FOR AMAKHOSI
Meanwhile, the Glamour Boys will be in action this weekend as coach Molefi Ntseki seeks three league wins on the bounce.
Chiefs will be visitored by Mamkhize’s Royal AM at the FNB Stadium on Saturday, 16 September at 17:30.
You can find more articles from Siseko Gwegwe here.