Cape Town – Roger de Sa has defended Ajax Cape Town after reports surfaced that the club banned players from attending Cecil Lolo’s funeral.
Lolo died in a tragic car accident in Khayalitsha on Sunday, October 25.
The 27-year-old defender was laid to rest on Sunday, November 8 in the Eastern Cape.
The right-back was an integral part of the Urban Warriors team that claimed the MTN8 Cup at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium against Kaizer Chiefs in September.
SuperSport and Metro FM presenter, Robert Marawa, questioned as to why there were no Ajax players in attendance at Lolo’s funeral which sparked a furore on Twitter.
In a conversation with football writer Neal Collins, De Sa revealed what really happened in the lead-up to Lolo’s funeral.
“Neal, all this “we didn’t care about Lolo” is pure bulls***. Let me start at the beginning. The day he died. Devastating. We didn’t know what to do,” De Sa said on Collins’ blog.
“We sit with the family. Three little kids from two moms who live with his mother. The player has no insurance, nothing whatsoever. No funeral plan. NOTHING. So our chairman Ari Efstathiou says we’ll provide an educational trust for kids, least we can do.
“Then let’s look after the family. His mother and other people he looked after. About eight of them. We have to look after them too. Help them recover from Cecil’s death, they all lived off his money.”
De Sa went on