Call him the most decorated South African player for the past decade and yes you would be applauded by the entire South African community. He is Siphiwe Tshabalala who has paid his dues for South African football.
Though Siphiwe Tshabalala is still playing active football, his name is a household name and yes a true definition of a living legend.
As a way of letting South African’s get to know Siphiwe Tshabalala more we have list top 5 things (secrets) South Africans don’t know about Siphiwe Tshabalala.
1.Siphiwe Tshabalala is the first South African Player and First African player to score a world cup goal on an African soil against Mexico in the 55th minute. The goal later received a nomination for goal of the year by FIFA
2. Siphiwe Tshabalala is South Africa’s most expensive player
3. He scored his first Chiefs goal on 12 December 2007 in a 4–2 win over Golden Arrows
4. Tshabalala real father is A Limpopo man named Samson Nangani who impregnated his mother but lost contact with the mother which lead to the mother meeting his current father Isaac.
5. Tshabalala in a love scandal
Tshabalala was in a love scandal with Zanele Khanye Skhosana and former Atletico Madrid academy player Robin Ngalande where one of them allegedly impregnated her