SA football mourns Sugar Ray loss


AmaZulu and Golden Arrows are mourning the loss of South African football legend Cedric 'Sugar Ray' Xulu.

The Usuthu legend passed away on Monday afternoon and is believed to have been suffering from cancer. His former club announced the sad news on social media.

"It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Sugar Ray Xulu, an AmaZulu legend," said the club.

"Our condolences go out to all his friends and family during this tragic time! Rest In Peace legend!"

Arrows, who play their home games at a stadium named after the local legend, also shared their heartfelt message to his family.

"The Abafana Bes'thende family are very saddened to hear the passing of soccer legend Cedric 'Sugar Ray' Xulu. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. May time heal the sadness that you feel with the loss."

Xulu was known for his talent from his playing days with Usuthu in in the 1960s, and was one of the captains of South Africa's Black XI during apartheid.

The PSL has also sent its condolences.

"The League would like to extend heartfelt condolences to the Xulu family during this difficult moment," read a statement.

"Xulu, who was recently honoured by the PSL Chairman Dr Irvin Khoza with a Chairman’s Award at the 2018/19 PSL Awards in Durban, is regarded as one of South Africa's greatest ever players." sends condolences to the Xulu family at this difficult time.