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.
Sports minister Fikile Mbalula sent his condolences to Cecil’s family and team.
My deepest condolences to this young fallen football soldier - gone too soon: RIP CECIL LOLO. pic.twitter.com/s2Yw8fyq22— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) October 25, 2015
Mandisa Mkhize, the wife of Senzo Meyiwa, was shocked that another soccer hero has died in October.
Tributes have been pouring in for the defender on social media, with Cecil Lolo trending on Sunday and Monday morning.
Sad news about the passing of Ajax CT defender Cecil Lolo.my deepest condolences to his… https://t.co/ZoXSjb1pYa— IIKHUNE3216 (@IIKHUNE_32_16) October 25, 2015
RIP my True Warrior. pic.twitter.com/KJDY1Jw9ou— Roger De Sa (@RogerDe_Sa) October 25, 2015
To all PSL players,let's join hands and promote safe driving,its really sad to loose our players due to accidents #RIPCecilLolo— Thabiso semenya (@Touch26_66331) October 25, 2015
When things like these happen it always put stuff into perspective. Take it day by day and be grateful for every breath #RIPCecilLolo— Matthew Rusike (@mattyrusike) October 25, 2015
Good Morning , soo Sad to hear about the passing of Cecil Lolo, My sincere condolence to his Family friends and Teammates @ajaxcapetown— Kermit Romeo Erasmus (@Erasmus_95) October 25, 2015
Image credit: Twitter/Ajax Cape Town