Throwback Thursday: A look at Senzo Meyiwa's career before the tragedy

Throwback Thursday: A look at Senzo Meyiwa's career before the tragedy

The 26 October 2014 marked a dark day for Mzansi when the nation lost a talented footballer in the form of Senzo Robert Meyiwa. takes a trip down memory lane.

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The talented shot-stopper paid his dues on the bench at the Buccaneers, but eventually started establishing himself in 2012.

Meyiwa proved to be a serious talent as he competed with Muneeb Josephs, who was already established with Bafana Bafana experience.

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After excellent displays at club level, Meyiwa earned a call-up with the national team in 2013 after being selected by coach Gordon Igesund.

The year proved to be a fruitful one for Meyiwa as he excelled for Pirates in the CAF Champions league.

He inspired the Bucs all the way to the final due to his herculean efforts in goal, saving numerous penalties in the process.

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The Durban-born goalkeeper was also known for his leadership ability as he was chosen as captain for both Pirates and Bafana Bafana.

Unfortunately, tragedy struck on 26 October 2014 when Meyiwa was shot and passed on following a robbery at the residence of singer Kelly Khumalo.

Curiously, it emerged that Meyiwa may have misled his employers as he seemingly claimed to be three years younger than he actually was.

Earlier reported that Chicco Twala has weighed in on the Senzo Meyiwa murder investigation as the search for his killer continues.

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