Former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo has been forced to hang up his gloves at the age of 29. KickOff.com looks back at some of his highlights.
Khuzwayo's career has been cut short due to injury, as announced by Orlando Pirates on Wednesday, and tributes have since poured in for the shotstopper.
My Brilliant while u are closing chapter behind&opening new chapters ahead.U need to know that your unique spirit will live inside us all as we keep magnificent memories of u as generator of positive energy.Wherever u are&whatever u do may almighty God bless u&give u the best pic.twitter.com/BuyDGhiPL2— COACH MICHO SERBIAN ????WOLF?? (@michocoach) July 31, 2019
Despite his shortlived rise, the 29-year-old made his mark on the football fraternity not only with his talent on the pitrch but also with his bubbly personality off it.
The love and adoration Pirates fans showed towards him in spite of his failure to make a single appearance since his arrival from Kaizer Chiefs last season is testament thereto.
And judging from the gallery of images above, it was evident that 'The Brilliant One' was never downcast regardless of the challenges he faced throughout his career.
Always great seeing my brother @Brilliekhuzwayo but Life can be cruel sometimes. It saddens me and all South Africans to hear these Sad News about Brilliant Khuzwayo retiring,we going to miss you on the field bro ,Qina Ndoda YoMzulu #ThanksForTheMemories #GodIsGreat ???? pic.twitter.com/RJb9lyEIr3— IIKHUNE3216 (@IIKHUNE_32_16) July 31, 2019