–Ghana defender mourns Bafana goalie
Super Eagles duo of Ahmed Musa and Ogenyi Onazi have told of their shock and disbelief over the tragic death of South Africa goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.
The Orlando Pirates goalkeeper was shot dead on Sunday night in South Africa and CSKA Moscow forward Ahmed Musa, who played against him last month, described the death as a big loss to Africa.
“I was shocked when I heard about the South Africa goalkeeper’s death on Sunday night. In fact I am still in shock,” the Eagles forward told AfricanFootball.com
“I remember he was in goal against us in the Nations Cup qualifier in Cape Town. He was such a talented goalkeeper and even stopped us from getting a win in that match with some big saves.
“This is a big loss to the entire black race. My heart goes out to Orlando Pirates, his family, South Africans and the entire football family.”
Onazi described Meyiwa’s death as a tragedy of monumental proportion.
“I pray God will stand by his family, friends, country and us all as we mourn a fellow colleague.”
“This is not just a loss for the people of South Africa but for us all as humans. We just can’t continue this way. #StopTheKillings #RIPSenzo,” he tweeted.
Black Stars defender Jonathan Mensah has,on behalf of the Black Stars also expressed shock, sadness and outrage at the death of the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper.
“We mourn the death of this young footballer and team leader whose life has been taken away at the prime of his career.
“The law enforcement authorities must leave no stone unturned in finding his killers and bring them to justice. Words cannot express my shock at this loss.
“I wish to extend, on behalf of my colleagues in the Black Stars and all the people of South Africa, our words of condolence to his family and relatives, his friends and peers in the football game, his club Orlando Pirates and his national soccer team as well as the football fraternity as a whole. May his soul rest in peace.