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Hundreds gather to bid Shoes Moshoeu farewell

Moshoeu died on Tuesday last week after losing his battle with cancer.

Coffin of football star John ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu arrives at the Grace Bible Church in Soweto on 27 April 2015. Picture: Twitter SAFA.net.

JOHANNESBURG - Hundreds of people have converged on the Grace Bible Church in Soweto for the funeral service of former Bafana Bafana star John 'Shoes' Moshoeu.

Moshoeu died on Tuesday last week after losing his battle with cancer.

He will be laid to rest at the Wespark Cemetery.

Football fans, ordinary South Africans and some notable figures in the football fraternity have come out to pay their respects to Moshoeu.

Some fans have come dressed in their Kaizer Chiefs regalia, the club that Moshoeu spent much of his career playing for, while others have come with Vuvuzelas in hand.

The 49-year-old was part of the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations winning team, under Clive Barker,

At the star's memorial service on Friday, Barker spoke highly of his former player and his dedication to the game.

Moshoeu leaves behind his mother and six children.

Minuets before the coffin of John " Shoes " Moshoeu arrives at the Grace Bible Church @BafanaBafana pic.twitter.com/o3yK1zYfvq

Dear John Shoes Moshoeu Thanks for the memories. Loyiso Gola

The passing of Shoes Moshoeu has robbed SA football of a legend & a great ambassador of the game. May his soul rest in peace.

"Shoes and Company " thats how we spoke of him at his majestic best Rest in Peace John Lesiba (Shoes) Moshoeu pic.twitter.com/V5Pc5BD4mk

As the coffin and family arrive for the funeral service of John " Shoes " Moshoeu @BafanaBafana pic.twitter.com/N1hAJ3krSO

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