Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma has expressed sadness and extended his heartfelt condolences on the passing of South African football legend, Kito Petrus "Ten-Ten" Nzimande who passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.
"The country has lost one of the most celebrated and respected football legends that South Africa has ever produced. We convey our heartfelt condolences to the Nzimande family, relatives and all in the football fraternity. May his soul rest in peace,” Zuma said.
Nzimande will be remembered for his terrific wizardry skills on the football field in the 1970s where he played as a defensive midfielder and a centre back for then newly formed Kaizer XI, which was later named Kaizer Chiefs.
Amakhosi also shared its condolences on the loss of one of its footballing legends with owner, Kaizer Motaung expressing his sadness and shock at the passing of a good friend while wishing the Nzimande family strength through this tough time.
Nzimande received the nickname "Ten-Ten" as he was seen as an all-round midfielder who could score, tackle and was blessed with skill. He was a perfect 10.
The PSL approved a decision to hold a moment of silence, participated by all teams before Wednesday's round of fixtures in tribute to the former Chiefs great.