Age: 32 (25/09/1984)
Birthplace: Soweto, Johannesburg RSA
Former clubs: Kaizer Chiefs juniors, Moroka Swallows, Alexandra United, Free State Stars
KC debut: Chiefs 0 Bidvest Wits 1 (31/08/2007)
International honours: South Africa senior international
Marital Status: Happily Married
Favourite Film: School of Rock
Favourite Music: House, Jazz and RnB
Favourite Food: Chesa Nyama
Favourite TV Series: Isibaya/ Greed and Desire
Favourite Celebrity Crush: My wife Bokang Tshabalala
All-Time Favourite Player: Doctor Khumalo
Who Inspires You? Myself (My Journey)
Inspiring Quote: Persist till you succeed
Kaizer Chiefs recalled the Phiri-born winger who had joined Free State Stars after leaving the Club development ranks where he was playing. The 2006 African Cup of Nations provided an opportunity for ‘Shabba’ to stake his claim in the national team jersey but it was in the FIFA 2010 World Cup that the world got to know him scoring a scorcher in the opening game at Soccer City.
‘Shabba’ has been a shining light for the Amakhosi since joining midway in the 2006/2007 season. He scooped all the Club awards at the end of 2008/2009 season.
His knack for scoring important goals at crucial times makes him a hit with the fans. Many view Shaba as the man to lead the Glamour Boys to the Absa Premiership title and as always a lot will be expected from him.