Sizwe Motaung

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Sizwe Motaung
Personal information
Full name Sizwe Wesley Motaung
Date of birth (1970-01-07)7 January 1970
Place of birth Newcastle, South Africa
Date of death 16 August 2001(2001-08-16) (aged 31)
Place of death Newcastle, South Africa
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Chippa's Dynamos
Durban Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 Jomo Cosmos
1994–1996 Mamelodi Sundowns
1996–1997 St. Gallen 15 (0)
1997–1998 CD Tenerife 13 (0)
1998–2000 Kaizer Chiefs
2000–2001 Orlando Pirates
National team
1992–1997 South Africa 51 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sizwe Motaung (7 January 1970 – 16 August 2001) was a South African football player who played for Jomo Cosmos, Mamelodi Sundowns, St. Gallen, CD Tenerife, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, as well at international level for the national side. He was part of the squad that won the 1996 African Cup of Nations.

He died of an AIDS-related disease at his home in Newcastle on 16 August 2001, at the age of 31.[2][3]


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 January 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Bafana's Motaung dies". BBC. 16 August 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2008.

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