South Africa football national team and soccer fanatics have suffered a blow following the death of their first choice goal keeper, Senzo Meyiwa.

His club, Orlando Pirates announced his death, but did not include the cause of the death. However, the South African police service announced later that the 29 year old international star was shot dead on Sunday in Vosloorus, a town that is approximately 20 miles to the southern part of Johannesburg.

According to a tweet from the South African Police service, they had to break the normal protocol and announce the death of their hero who was shot and sadly confirmed dead on arrival to the medics.

Dr Irvin Khoza, Orlando chairman also confirmed the death of their goal keeper and captain of his squad claiming that it’s a sad loss to the club, senzo’s family and the nation at large. Senzo made his debut for the club in 2005 and managed to move to greater heights in soccer for his country.

He was the first choice goalkeeper for the South African national team in 2014 and the captain for the last 4 African Nations cup qualifiers.

Senzo’s international teammates reacted to the saddening news, sending condolences to family and friends during this terrible moments. Orlando are also expected to give a press conference to react further on the news on Monday.

Paul Koroma

I learned all about life with a ball at my feet. Soccer allows me to push the limitation of creativity and express myself without saying a word. Soccer is my addiction. I train. I play, and I repeat every single day.

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