R.I.P. Amakhosi’s Samora Khulu

Posted: 8 August 2008 Time: 11:01 am

Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Samora Khulu has passed away. Khulu, known of his scoring prowess with Amakhosi in 1970’s, died on Wednesday after long illness.

According to Kaizer Chiefs website, Khulu will be buried at Madadeni in Newcastle on Sunday with the church service starting at 09h00. The cortege will proceed to the local cemetery at 20h00.

Former Kaizer Chiefs’ skipper Ryder Mofokeng who played with Khulu, shared some of his fondest memories about the player they use to call ‘ZB’.

“Whenever the name Samora Khulu is mentioned, I am reminded of Ellis Park Stadium. He used to score goals every time we played there. They were not ordinary goals, but spectacular ones that you never see today.

“Khulu was the best striker of the ball I have ever played with during my entire career. Our coach at the time, Joe Frickleton, used to call him ‘Zulu Boy’, but we called him ‘ZB’.

“He will always be in our memories...may his soul rest in piece.”

Khulu’s daughter, Tracey described her father as a loving person when she broke the news of his death on Radio Metro.

KickOff also sends condolences to the Khulu family on their sad loss. May God extend his warm hands and comfort you at this difficult hour.

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Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 11:05 am
i hope his soul will rest in peace....
Anonymous
posted: 11:06 am
i hope kickoff wont repeat mutombo saga!!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 11:07 am
i think this one is true coz they even showing us flowers......
Anonymous
posted: 11:09 am
this one of the guys who really brought supporters to Kaizer Chiefs, Madida,Khulu,Mthimkhulu,Maponyane etc, amadoda abelazi ipali ngikhula!!!ulale kahle Moren!! ulale kahle Samora!!!
Proffesor
posted: 11:11 am
Eish!
my his soul rest in peace....
Proffesor
posted: 11:13 am
We are losin' a lot of soccer players this year!

WENA size13 u gonna be buried with a box of tomatoes
Anonymous
posted: 11:21 am
Proffessor : 2008-08-08 11:13

We are losin' a lot of soccer players this year!

WENA size13 u gonna be buried with a box of tomatoes



hehehehe...in a box of tomatoes....hahahahahahaha

He size4, you can't let this fool say that...hehehehe
Anonymous
posted: 11:25 am
Lala ngo xolo Samora...i have fond memories of this player at Ellsi Park, George goch and Rand stadium, and elswhere i managed to see you play.. This story touches my heart in a big way. Your name will live on Samora, your name is one of the most used as a nikname in the ameture ranks...SAMORA KHULU!!!!!!!those were the commentators shouting your name as you scored one of those brilliant goals...
Anonymous
posted: 11:27 am
Proffessor : 2008-08-08 11:13


We are losin' a lot of soccer players this year!

WENA size13 u gonna be buried with a box of tomatoes



hey proff baba im working 4 a logistic company...my coffin will be an import!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 11:30 am
legends are leaving this world of sins....i wonder who is next..... but i wish God will accept his soul with love and peace.
Anonymous
posted: 11:48 am
To the Khulu family...my sincere condolence's.
Samora gave us many fond memories and will be missed...
RIP
COSATU
posted: 12:01 pm
R.I.P Samora Khulu. Im dissapointed cause some of us dont even know your picture & the editor also that Y they are showing us flowers on top of the box even though you are not burried. Lala ngoxola Samora.
Anonymous
posted: 12:54 pm
May Samora's soul rest in peace. I have his pic for those who didn't know him.
Anonymous
posted: 03:04 pm
Correction Mr Editor, Samora played for African Wanderers before joining chiefs, he played with Mthofi Khumalo at Wanderers. May his sould rest in peace Moran 'Samora' Khulu.
Anonymous
posted: 03:26 pm
Correction Mr Editor, Samora played in the 1980's not 1970's!!!
Anonymous
posted: 05:26 pm
KAIZER ELEVEN - MOTAUNG FOR ANGEL

IT IS A SHAME FOR CHIPS. DAY IN DAY OUT, MOTAUNG KNEELS DOWN AND PRAY FOR EXTRA TIME OR PENALTIES. IT SEEMS IT IS A NORM AT CHIPS THAT TROPHIES ARE WON AT PENALTIES. FOR HOW LONG? MOTAUNG IS LIKE A SPOILED CHILD AND HAS ALSO TRANFERED THAT TO MUSHIN. THIS GUYS CAN ALWAYS CRY ABOUT REFEREES BUT THEY FORGET HOW THEY WON MANY TROPHIES ON THE MERCY OF BIASED REFEREEING. WE ARE GREATFUL TO FIFA FOR BRINGING SOUTH AFRICA BACK TO THEIR HANDS. IT IS OVER WITH MICHY-MOUSE FOOTBALL. CHIPS MUST NOW LEARN TO WIN WITHIN THE 90 MINUTES ALLOCATED FOR THE GAME. BUT, AFTER ALL, WHOCARES ABOUT CRYING. IF IT HAPPENS IN RUGBY, WHERE THERE IS TELEVISION, WHAT ABOUT SOCCER. REFEREES ARE BOUND TO MAKE MISTAKES BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT PERFECT. CHIPS MUST STOP FANTASIZING AND FACE REALITY. IT IS VERY GOOD FOR THEM TO LOOSE LIKE THIS. THIS SHOWS THAT THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THEIR PAST THAT WE DESERVE TO KNOW ABOUT, BUT LIFE IS FAIR THIS DAYS. ONE OTHER THING, CHIPS MUST STOP THIS ATTACKING FOOTBALL OF THEIR. IT IS ABSOLUTELY TIRED. MOTAUNG SHOULD GIVE MUSHIN HIS RIGHT TO EXPRESS HIMSELF. SINCE CHIPS HAVE ALWAYS PLAYED THIS KIND OF FOOTBALL, IT SHOWS THAT MOTAUNG HAD AND WILL ALWAYS BE THE HEAD COACH WITH THE SO CALLED COACHES BEING PUPPETS. THE MEANING OF COUNTERATTACKING MEANS THAT CHIPS SEAT AT THE BACK AND EXPECTS THEIR OPPONENTS TO ATACK FIRST. WHAT IF NOT? THIS IS VERY STUPIT. THEY MUST PLAY OPEN NICE AND ATRACTIVE FOOTBALL. LOOSE IF YOU LOOSE, AND WIN IF YOU WIN. YOU WON'T WIN THEM ALL. OTHERWISE, COACHES ARE AWARE AND WILL NEVER ATTACK FIRST. SO IF IT IS A LEAGUE MATCH, CHIPS MUST FORGET. THEY ALSO LIKE VERY MUCH TO CRY ABOUT MEDIOCRE PLAYERS? THIS IS STUPID BECAUSE WHEN THEY WIN, THE MEDIOCRE PLAYERS ARE BRILLIENT. THIS IS A MULTIPRONGED STANDARD AND IT IS VERY STUPID. IT IS REALLY TIME FOR MOTAUNG TO STOP CRYING AND BE A GOOD ROLE MODEL. CHIPS WON'T EVER BE AN ANGEL. WHOCARES ABOUT CHIPS ANYWAY? MAYBE THE PUPPETS AT JSE. AS FOR KAIZER JUNIOR, EVEN JESICA MOTAUNG CAN DO WELL. PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE CHIPS, THIS COUNTERATTACKING THING IS TIRED. SINCE 1970? EVEN A SLOW LEARNER CAN SPOT AND LEARN HOW TO DEAL WITH IT.

Anonymous
posted: 05:27 pm
AS FOR KHULU, NICE ONE. AT LEAST THERE IS MOURNING IN THE CHIPS CAMP.
Anonymous
posted: 04:18 pm
"The King Of Ellis Park has fallen" Samora we will miss you,you have left your Legacy. You were so down to mother earth even after retiring from soccer through the injuries you were shining example to the youth.You were our hero in Newcastle, now you have gone to meet the late, Junior Njiyela and Sizwe Motaung. HAMBA KAHLE SAMORA,MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE.
Anonymous
posted: 04:34 pm
thapedi:2008.08.08.
l wonder what kind of a breed you are,how can you send such a stupid and foolish comments like the one you send,how can you say the death of a person is nice and the will be mourning at Chiefs camps.Your head is full of diarhea and you also comment about the irrelevant issue in your first topic.Before you comment you must read the topic,l pray to Almighty God to change you and give the heart of ubuntu especially with your second comment.Shooooo l never thought that the are still foolish donkey idiots like you.Bye-Bye
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