Tributes have been pouring in for Ajax Cape Town defender Cecil Lolo who was killed in a collision in the Mother City on Saturday night.
His death was confirmed by his club‚ which tweeted: “It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of our brave warrior Cecil Lolo. May his soul rest in peace.”
Details of the accident remain sketchy‚ but it is understood the 27-year-old football star’s car collided with another vehicle on Spine Road near the N2 highway.
One other person is also reported to have died in the accident.
Among those who have sent tributes are Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula‚ the Road Traffic Management Corporation‚ Adidas South Africa and rival football sides like SuperSprot‚ Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates.
Mbalula tweeted: “My deepest condolences to this young fallen football soldier — gone too soon: RIP CECIL LOLO.”
Ajax Cape Town manager Roger de Sa’s tweet read “RIP my True Warrior”.
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has described the death of Ajax Cape Town defender Cecil Lolo, as a huge loss to the team.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones and the family during this difficult time of bereavement.”
At the same time, Ajax fans in Khayelitsha say they still have many unanswered questions surrounding Lolo’s death.
Longtime fan Thomas Sitsholwane, says the star player will be sorely missed.
“We’re very sad to lose someone like that, especially now when his performance was starting to pick up and his aim was actually to also be selected in the national team by Shakes Mashaba. Lolo was outstanding.”
Memorial has been confirmed for Wednesday 28 at Ikamva Sport Club, Ajax CT home ground from 19:30.
Rest in Peace Lolo…
Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports from impeccable source suggest possibilities are that he might have been intoxicated when the accident took place.