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Do you still remember Sizwe Motaung

South Africa has produced super talent in football over the years.The Bafana Bafana class of 96'has perhaps been our best ever team on the field.

Defender of that 1996 team Sizwe Motaung (7 January 1970 – 16 August 2001) was a part of that team.

He played for Jomo Cosmos then #Sundowns, St Gallen in France,CD Tenerife in #Spain, #Kaizer Chiefs and #Pirates, as well at international level. He was part of the squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1996.

He was born Sizwe Wesley Motaung on the 7 January 197 in Newcastle KZN Province, South Africa

Date of death:16 August 2001 (aged 31)

Playing position(s) Defender/Wing back

His Youth career

Chippa's Dynamos and Durban Leeds United.

Senior career*

1991–1993 Jomo Cosmos

1994–1996 #Mamelodi Sundowns

1996–1997 St Gallant

1997–1998 CD TENERIFE

1998–2000 #Kaizer Chiefs

2000–2001 Orlando #Pirates

National team

1992–1997 with 51 caps.

At CD Tenerife, Motaung played against giants Real Madrid and Barcelona.By that time Real Madrid had Luiz Ronaldo,Zidane,Figo and Roberto Carlos.

He was an incredible player who could overlap at ease.

However,his life and career were cut short because of illness.May his soul rest in peace as we celebrate his life and contribution to football.

What's your opinion about this Legend?

Sources

https://fbref.com/en/players/e1c5c997/Sizwe-Motaung

https://www.eurosport.com/football/sizwe-motaung_prs355867/person.shtml

https://ghanadmission.com/za/sizwe-motaung/

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