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Sizwe Motaung's Legacy Lives On...

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By Soccer Laduma - Sep 06, 2017 01:57 PM

This week, Standard General takes a look at the late Sizwe Motaung. 

Sizwe Motaung was arguably one of the finest defenders to ever don the Bafana Bafana jersey. He earned 49 caps for the national team, following their return to the international stage, and was part of the iconic team that lifted the AFCON trophy in 1996. 

Motaung made his name at Mamelodi Sundowns, after joining them from Jomo Cosmos in the early 1990s. He then earned a move to Europe with Swiss club St Gallen and also played in the Spanish La Liga for Tenerife. He later returned to Mzansi, turning out for both Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. But it was during his spell with Sundowns that he distinguished himself as one of the best right backs produced in South Africa.

At the age of 31, Motaung passed on due to illness. Four-by-four had the world at his feet, and not only on the pitch. His close friend, Helman Mkhalele, described Sizwe as his hero. The former Orlando Pirates winger explained, after his passing, that he found solace because the tragic manner in which he departed this wretched earth was not eclipsed by what Motaung had achieved.

The first of many of those achievements was his desire to play overseas. Along with the likes of his teammates David Nyathi, Lucas Radebe and Mark Fish, he set the tone for South Africans that went on to make their mark on the game around the world.

May his soul rest in peace! 

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R.I.P boss u a the one of those who was a mzansi best player and represent us wth a big proud

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