10 Things You Didn’t Know about Siphiwe Tshabalala


1. Lawrence Siphiwe Tshabalala was born on the 25th September 1984 in Soweto.

2. Shabba” or “Ntho tse Monate” was born in Seanamarena to Isaac Tshabalala and Rebecca Hadifele Makhubu.
3. Tshabalala played at the Kaizer Chiefs academy but only broke through to the senior team after spells withAlexandra United and Free State Stars,
4. He has been one of the most influential players locally leading the club to several cup wins..
5. He has endorsements with Nike, Shield and Pro-Nutro..
6. Tshabalala made his national team debut in a friendly against Egypt on 14 January 2006.


7.  Siphiwe Tshabalala wanted to be a chartered accountant if he wasn’t a football player.


8. Benni McCarthy has been Siphiwe’s greatest South African inspiration.


9.On 11 June 2010, Tshabalala scored the first goal of the 2010 FIFA World Cup against Mexico in the 55th minute.


10. Siphiwe Tshabalala  was 2010’s Safa Footballer of the Year.


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