A year has passed since Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo “Nzori” Meyiwa was gunned down in Vosloorus at Kelly Khumalo’s family home. The talented goalkeeper was given a send-off fit for a national hero the day he was laid to rest.
Phakaaathi takes a look four of Meyiwa’s greatest moments.
1 TP Mazembe penalty save
Orlando Pirates are no strangers to participating in continental cup competitions as they have become one of the power houses in Caf club tournaments.
Meyiwa famously saved two penalties against TP Mazembe, he conceded one goal in the match but Pirates advanced to the next round of the competition. His performance in the match made him a continental celebrity and Bafana Bafana’s captain.
2 Zakes Bantwini shares stage with Senzo Meyiwa and Khethokwakhe Masuku
Nzori had other “talents” that he displayed for the public from time to time, one such talent was dancing. Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza asked Meyiwa and teammate Khethokwakhe Masuku to dance during Zakes Bantwini’s performance at the Orlando Pirates club awards.
3 Meyiwa’s final match against Ajax Cape Town
Nzori played against Ajax Cape Town in a quarter final match of Telkom Knockout at a wet Orlando Stadium. This turned out to be Meyiwa’s final match as Pirates finished as 4-1 victors. The goal minder kept the opposition’s shots out and conceded a penalty taken by Thabiso Nkwana, Nzori was beaten by the pace of the ball after diving to his left, the side Nkwana had played the ball.
4 Hours before Senzo was killed
The morning after Pirates advanced to the semi-finals of the Telkom Cup by thrashing Ajax, Meyiwa recorded a short video of himself while driving singing along to Kelly Khumalo’s song. The controversial song tells a story of a wife who is accused of killing her husband, much like Khumalo was accused by the public for having a hand in Meyiwa’s death.
Compilation of Senzo’s best saves