We are saddened to learn of the passing of Orlando Pirates legend Philemon ‘Shakes’ Ntsoseng.
Ntsoseng’s former club paid homage to a player who was named amongst their 75 top Orlando Pirates players of all time back in 2012.
‘He was a natural born striker and his goal scoring touch duly earned him the respect of teammates, coaches and fans alike,’ said a statement on the club’s official website.
‘He was no ordinary player, he was a player who found no better joy than to rattle the back of the net.’
‘Shakes’ was also set to be honoured by the Soweto giants next year.
‘For all of us at Orlando Pirates we are very saddened by the passing away of Shakes as he was one of the legends who will be honoured in the Club’s 80th Anniversary year in 2017,’ the statement continued.
‘On behalf of the entire Orlando Pirates family, we would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to the Ntsoseng family.’