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Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and South Africa gather to mourn Pele, 'The King who revolutionised world football'

15:46 EAT 30/12/2022
Pele meets Nelson Mandela.
The world was plunged into grieving on Thursday following the death of the three-time Fifa World Cup winner

As prominent people around the world joined in paying tribute to the late Pele, South Africa was not left behind. Pele died on Tuesday at the age of 82 following a long battle with cancer.

Kaizer Chiefs led the paying of respects together with other Premier Soccer League clubs as well as high-profile figures in local football.

The PSL even asked for a moment of silence to be observed before the start of every league game this weekend.

The tributes highlighted how the Brazilian touched people in the world of football.

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    Pele revolutionised and transformed world football

    Pele is one of only a handful of players to have revolutionised and transformed world football with his exceptional ability, skill and charisma. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed. - @KaizerChiefs

  • Neymar Pele Brazil 2022

    Football's most iconic hero

    @orlandopirates is deeply saddened by the passing of Brazilian football legend, and one of the greatest players of all time, Pelé. May the legacy of football's most iconic hero be remembered always. - @orlandopirates

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    Pele's legacy will leave on beyond our time

    As we mourn this loss, we pray that the Almighty God comforts the Brazilian people and the world at large. The legacy, life and memory of the beloved PELE will live on beyond our time. - @Masandawana

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    The King of Football

    The King of Football RIP Pele. - @CapeTownCityFC

  • Brazil legend Pele.

    Forever remembered

    We are saddened to learn about the passing of Brazilian legend, Pelé who has passed on at the age of 82. An icon that will forever be remembered. - @SuperSportFC

  • Pele New York Cosmos

    Rubbing shoulders with Motaung & Sono

    A tribute to Pelé: Our very own SA Football Legends, Dr Kaizer Motaung and Dr Jomo Sono, rubbing shoulders with the late legend. #RIPPele - @TheRealPitso

  • Pele Santos

    First to do many things

    The King of Football, was the first football player to do many things. May his soul rest in peace. - @TheRealPitso

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    Not just a football legend

    Not just a football legend! A sport icon. Long Live! Rest in eternal peace! 💔 🕊️ - @NeoMaema

  • Pele

    A true legend

    Rest in eternal peace to a true legend and icon of the game ❤️🙏🏽 - @ryan29moon.

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    RIP Mr Football

    Two of the BEST No 10 Footballers I’ve known …. 1 I watched on tv and has now passed & 1 I played against and still very much alive 2 football gods one the world knew about and one was only known about in South Africa & USA where they both played together. RIP Mr Football - @legend3

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    King Edson

    The King Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé 🙏🏾❤️ - @QuintonFortune