RIP Sugar Ray: Mzansi mourns the loss of football legend Cedric Xulu

RIP Sugar Ray: Mzansi mourns the loss of football legend Cedric Xulu

- On Monday evening, football legend Cedric Xulu passed away

- Xulu, who was known as 'Sugar Ray' by his fans, died at the age of 81

- He was regarded as one of the best players during his era

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AmaZulu Football Club has confirmed that legendary soccer player Cedric 'Sugar Ray' Xulu passed away on Monday night in Pinetown.

According to, it is believed that Xulu had been battling with cancer.

In a statement, his former club broke the news to devastated South African football fans.

AmaZulu said:

"It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Sugar Ray Xulu, an AmaZulu legend. Our condolences go out to all his friends and family during this tragic time! Rest in peace legend!"

AmaZulu also added:

"As we remember and celebrate the life of Usuthu legend, Cedric 'Sugar Ray' Xulu, let us each be grateful and rejoice in the lives we live! Stay strong, stay safe, stay positive."

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Xulu was 81 when he passed away and several soccer clubs took to social media to mourn his loss. took a look at some of the clubs' messages in honour of the fallen football hero - who was regarded as one of the best players of his time.

The Arrows said:

"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."

The PSL also bid farewell to Xulu, writing:

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