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.