Senzo Meyiwa Biography – Senzo Meyiwa Wiki
Senzo Meyiwa born Senzo Meyiwa was a South African footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Orlando Pirates in the Premier Soccer League and for the South Africa national team. He was shot and killed in a robbery on 26 October 2014.
He was the goalkeeper of Orlando Pirates from 2005 as reserve goalkeeper to Francis Chansa until 2008. But in 2008 when he was about to show his talent after the departure of Francis Chansa to Engen Santos, Pirates brought Moeneeb Josephs from Wits University in 2008 and Meyiwa again had to be goalkeeper from the bench. But in 2012 season the interim coach Augusto Palacios gave Meyiwa some games by swiping him with Josephs, and the new coach of Pirates Roger De Sa gave Meyiwa a chance due to Joseph’s shoulder injury in 2012 season.
He showed his talent until he was picked for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations by then Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund. Josephs wanted to leave Pirates in 2013 and he left Pirates to Bidvest Wits after seeing that he has no chance to play. Pirates brought Ghanaian first-choice goalkeeper Fatau Dauda in 2013 season but he continued to play and Dauda played only 3 games for Pirates and he left to Chippa United in 2014.
He is known by saving penalties in the Champions League 2013 against TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi, DRC when he saved two awarded penalties against Pirates which were both taken by then TP Mazembe captain Tresor Mputu and Pirates’ then captain Lucky Lekgwathi was red-carded in that match that which Pirates lost by 1-0 but Pirates won there by aggregate of 3-2, Meyiwa also saved another penalty in group stage match against Al Ahly in Cairo, Egypt that which was taken by Mohamed Aboutrika and Pirates won by 3-0, and Meyiwa also helped Pirates to go to the final against Al Ahly where Pirates were runners-up in the Final. He was backed up by Brighton Mhlongo until the last kick of his game life in his last game against Ajax Cape Town F.C. in 2014 Telkom Knockout quarterfinal victory of 4-1 at Orlando Stadium on Saturday 25 October 2014, before his death on 26 October 2014 Sunday.
He was made the captain of Orlando Pirates by coach Vladimir Vermezovic in his last four games for Pirates before his death after then club captain Lucky Lekgwathi was not playing and he was also made the captain of Bafana Bafana by coach Shakes Mashaba in his last four games of 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification.
He made his debut for South Africa on 2 June 2013 in a 2–0 away victory against Lesotho as a substitute to Wayne Sandilands. He was included in the South African squad led by manager Gordon Igesund for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations but made no appearances. For the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification, he played four times, with his last match being a 0–0 draw against Congo on 15 October 2014 at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
He was given a captain’s armband in all of his last four games that which he played in 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification and he joined Brian Baloyi and Moeneeb Josephs by being the only goalkeepers who captained Bafana in four occasions each without conceding a goal during their captaincy, with two draws and two wins each of them. He earned a total of seven international caps with six clean sheets.
Senzo Meyiwa Age
He was born on 24 January 1984 in Durban South Africa and died on 26 October 2014 at the age of 30 in Vosloorus, South Africa.
Senzo Meyiwa Wife
He was married to his wife Mandisa Mandisa Mkhize Meyiwa in 2013 until the time of his death on September 26, 2014.
At the same time, he was also dating his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo and he met his death while with Kelly at her house.
Senzo Meyiwa Children
He and his wife had one child called Nana Meyiwa.
Senzo Meyiwa Parents
He was the son to his late father Samuel Meyiwa who died on July 2019 after suffering a stroke for the second time. His mother was called Nombifuthi Meyiwa.
Senzo Meyiwa Death
He was shot dead on 26 October 2014 and killed in Vosloorus during a robbery at the home of his girlfriend, actress, and singer Kelly Khumalo. Upon arrival in the hospital at Johannesburg, he was declared dead. Three people were believed to have been involved in the shooting, and police released composite images of two suspects. One suspect, Zamokuhle Mbatha, was arrested on 31 October and appeared in court but he was freed on 11 November due to lack of evidence.
As a mark of respect, the Soweto derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs due to be played on 1 November, was postponed. President Jacob Zuma mourned the loss and called for Meyiwa’s killers to be found. Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter called Meyiwa’s death a “senseless, tragic loss.” Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas posted a picture on Instagram of Meyiwa holding Casillas’ Real Madrid jersey that was exchanged when Spain played South Africa in an international friendly.
He was laid to rest in Chesterville, KwaZulu-Natal. His funeral was at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Senzo Meyiwa Cause of Death
The cause of his death was a gunshot that he suffered after the October 26, 2014 attack. He was shot and killed in Vosloorus during a robbery.
Senzo Meyiwa Height
He stood at a height of 1.75 m that is 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Senzo Meyiwa Net Worth/ Salary
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