Sports history: Throwback to glory days of Cyril “Skhokho” Nzama

Sports history: Throwback to glory days of Cyril “Skhokho” Nzama

In honour of another Throwback Thursday, remembers Kaizer Chiefs’ legendary defender, Cyril Nzama.

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Former Kaizer Chiefs icon, Cyril Nzama, earned a reputation as one of the most uncompromising defenders in his time.

Nzama was a rock at the back for the Amakhosi, but relished the chance to make marauding runs forward.

His unique goal celebration was likened to a ninja dancing to a Kwaito song, earning him the nickname “Skhokho”.

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Nzama generally had a very pleasant demeanour, but there was no Mr Nice Guy on the pitch as he showed no mercy to attackers.

Born and bred in Soweto, Skhokho made a name for himself at various amateur clubs in the township and then at Bush Bucks.

He was soon scouted by the big fish in the PSL and Chiefs offered him a deal he couldn’t refuse.

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After a glorious eight year stay at Naturena, Nzama made the move to Bay United.

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