Soccer stars pay tribute to Cecil Lolo

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:46 PM  | Celi Lolo  | Drama

Cecil’s passing brings back sad memories, as today (26 October) marks a year since the death of Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.

The 27-year-old was killed in a head-on collision on Sunday morning.  

His team has paid a special tribute to the “incredibly talented and beloved warrior”.

“Growing up in Khayelitsha, Lolo made the most of his disadvantages by putting aside all circumstances and turning them all into a Warrior-like spirit, which he carried over onto the field. He was a true leader and role model for all those who aspire to be professional footballers, showing that no matter what your circumstances, it needn’t suppress your ambitions in life,” Ajax Cape Town said in a statement on its website. 

Read: We Salute Our Warrior - Cecil Sonwabile Lolo

Sports minister Fikile Mbalula sent his condolences to Cecil’s family and team.

Mandisa Mkhize, the wife of Senzo Meyiwa, was shocked that another soccer hero has died in October.  


What is with dis October taking away our heroes.No no😢😢man.My condolences his family. RIP #Lolo

A photo posted by mandisa mkhize (@mandisamkhize01) on

Tributes have been pouring in for the defender on social media, with Cecil Lolo trending on Sunday and Monday morning. 


Death strikes when u list expect, gone too soon poi. RIP👏🏽⚽️

A photo posted by L.Majoro (@lehlohonolomajoro) on

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Image credit: Twitter/Ajax Cape Town 

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