Former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates midfielder John Moeti has passed away. The news were confirmed by the South African Football Association (SAFA) in a Statement on Monday.

Family spokesperson Victor Rakhale confirmed the news to SAFA. Moeti passed away in the early hours of Monday morning, 6 February 2023.

“It is with profound sadness and a deep sense of loss that we inform you of the passing of John “Dungi” Moeti,” said Rakhale.


“John suddenly became ill eight months ago and was receiving specialist medical care. He succumbed to his illness in the early hours of this morning (6 February 2023) at home, surrounded by his family and brethren in prayer.

“We thank you sincerely for your prayers and steadfast support. The family wishes to be afforded privacy during this time of loss, and funeral details will be advised in due course.”

Andries Sebola, John Moeti and Dumisa Ngobe
Andries Sebola, John Moeti and Dumisa Ngobe

SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan also wished healing thoughts and comfort to the family.

“The South African Football Association and I wish to convey our sincerest condolences and heartfelt sorrow to the family and friends of Dungi Moeti,” said the SAFA president.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, loved ones and friends.”


Moeti played for Orlando Pirates from 1995 until 1999 and won the CAF Champions League in 1995.

He also had a stint at SuperSport United during the 2000/01 season.

United also issued their message of condolences to their former midfielder.

“Everyone at SuperSport United is saddened to learn about the passing of Matsatsantsa and Bafana Bafana legend, John Moeti.

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the bereaved family and friends,” the club said in a statement.

‘Dungi’ as he was affectionately known, also played 29 times for Bafana Bafana and was part of the 1996 ACF Africa Cup of Nations winning squad.

May his soul rest in peace.

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