Senzo Meyiwa

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Senzo Meyiwa
Personal information
Full name Senzo Robert Meyiwa
Date of birth (1987-09-24)24 September 1987
Place of birth Durban, South Africa
Date of death 26 October 2014(2014-10-26) (aged 27)
Place of death Vosloorus, South Africa
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
London Cosmos (South Africa)
2002–2005 Orlando Pirates
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2014 Orlando Pirates 109 (0)
National team
2013–2014 South Africa 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Senzo Robert Meyiwa (24 September 1987 – 26 October 2014) was a South African footballer. He played as a goalkeeper for Orlando Pirates in the Premier Soccer League,[1] and for the South Africa national team. He was the captain of both.

Meyiwa was killed when two people broke into his house and shot him in Vosloorus, South Africa, aged 27. South African President Jacob Zuma led tributes to Meyiwa.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Senzo Meyiwa profile". MTN Football. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013.
  2. "Senzo Meyiwa shooting: South African president leads tributes to goalkeeper". The Guardian. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014.