Siphiwe Tshabalala

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...

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

Instagram: @SiphiweTshabalala

Twitter: @siphiweshabba

Nickname: Shabba

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

CAR: Lexus

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.