We regret to inform you that Orlando Pirates and South African National Soccer Team player, John Moeti, died on Monday morning at the age of 55. Continue reading to learn more about his life and untimely death.
Who was John Moeti?
John Moeti was an incredible soccer player and captain for Orlando Pirates. He also played for SuperSport United and made 29 appearances for Bafana Bafana between 1995 and 1999, scoring one goal. He was part of the 1996 African Cup of Nations team that won the championship. He will be remembered as a legend in soccer – not only in South Africa but around the world.
John Moeti’s Career History
John Moeti started his career at Jomo Cosmos where he played until he joined Orlando Pirates in 1994. During his time at the club he was considered to be one of the most important players in the team’s history as he captained them to many successful results. In 1997, he moved on to SuperSport United where he played until 2000 before retiring from professional soccer at 32 years old.
Moeti was a prominent figure in South African soccer during his time playing professionally, having been selected by fans as one of South Africa’s 100 greatest footballers in 2004 and awarded an honorary doctorate from Tshwane University of Technology for his contribution to sport development in South Africa in 2016.
How did John Moeti die? What was the cause of his death?
On Monday morning, January 6th, the soccer world was shaken by the sudden and unexpected loss of 1996 African Cup of Nations champion, John Moeti. His family released a statement that John had fallen ill recently and his death was due to this illness.. An icon and stalwart of football for over five decades, he leaves behind an incredible legacy of success. The exact cause of John Moeti death has not been disclosed at this time, but his family has stated that it is attributed to illness.
John Moeti Obituary
The world has lost a great soccer player but more importantly a humble man who brought joy to so many people through his passion for sports development in South Africa which is why we encourage everyone to take some time this week to remember this legendary sportsman – John Moeti AKA Dungi – who will be truly missed by all those whose lives he touched throughout his life-long career in soccer. May you rest peacefully John! #RIPJohnMoeti #Dungigonebutnotforgotten #NeverForgetDungisLegacy!
Tributes & Remembrances For John Moeti
The news about John Moeti has sent shock waves across South Africa and beyond as people are taking to social media to pay their respects with tributes pouring in from former teammates, coaches, clubs, friends and fans alike who remember him fondly for being an amazing player with a great attitude both on and off the field. Soccer clubs across South Africa have also announced moments of silence before their games this week as a way to honor him.
Very sad to hear the news regarding John Moeti. Despite being small in stature he was a gentle giant both on and off the field and greatly contributed to the success of and will be sadly missed. Deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.