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RIP Bafo Biyela

Posted: 17 September 2012 Time: 16:16 has learnt with sadness about the passing away of former AmaZulu and Mpumalanga Black Aces midfielder Bafo Biyela.

He was 31. The cause of death is not yet known.

The Empangeni-born defensive midfielder, who was apparently ill, was last heard of when he signed a short-term deal with Thanda Royal Zulu in January.

Sometime in August, he put up a message on his Facebook page announcing that he had called it quits.

Biyela's death was confirmed by Thanda general manager Thabani Gumede, who reportedly was close to the former player.

"I got the news about three hours ago," Gumede says.

Biyela's death comes barely 18 months since his father died in January 2011, after he was swept away by floods.

KICK OFF extends its heartfelt condolences to the Biyela family and his friends in the beautiful game.

Previous comments on this story...

Black and Gold
posted: 04:19 pm
Sad indeed.May his soul rest in peace.Mara why God @ 31.
posted: 04:19 pm
RIP - Bafo
posted: 04:21 pm
mfana. R.I.P.
posted: 04:23 pm
Rest in peace
posted: 04:23 pm
Football loving fans will keep your memory alive
Gucci Man
posted: 04:24 pm
Rest In Peace Bafo Biyela
Condolences to the Biyela family and friends

Akwahlanga lungehlanga
posted: 04:24 pm
I will remember you with your kind of a Zulu dance after scoring a goal while playing for Zulu Royals /Amazulu
RIP Chief.
posted: 04:31 pm
Mare wena Champ-Marago you are a fool without a Fool Stop. Nxa!

Rest In Peace Bafo'

The Phefeni Boy
posted: 04:33 pm
Sad news indeed.....May his soul rest in peace.
posted: 04:37 pm
in Zulu we say zohamb'Ntsizwa kosal'zibongo!!!!!!!!!
Bin Laden
posted: 04:37 pm
Rest In Peace Bafo ......
posted: 04:40 pm
At some point in life these things happen; sad but true. RIP Bafo and condolences to those he leaves behind. @Champ Marapo...only you know how your head works if you got one.
posted: 04:41 pm
champ marapo fuck you idiot.. you need to grow up, every time i read your comments, you just say kak... it must be one of these two things, its either your mother held u too much or not at all.. again, fuck you
posted: 04:42 pm
May his luvly soul rest in peace...eish sum ppl got da nd gold are u questioning GOD??
posted: 04:42 pm
RIP Bafo we need to pray for our players, they die very young!
posted: 04:45 pm
marapo say one more thing and i will slap u
posted: 04:45 pm
May your soul rest in peace.
posted: 04:47 pm
let me refrain from engaging into a battle of wits with unarmed people...
posted: 04:56 pm
RIP Bafo
posted: 04:56 pm
Ulale ngoxolo Menziwa!
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