Richard Henyekane

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Richard Henyekane
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Henyekane with South Africa in 2010
Personal information
Full name Richard Tebogo Henyekane
Date of birth (1983-09-28) 28 September 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Kimberley, South Africa
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Striker, Winger
Club information
Current team
Free State Stars
Number 83
Youth career
Basotho Tigers
Benoni Premier United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Golden Arrows 119 (35)
2010– Mamelodi Sundowns 44 (5)
2014 Free State Stars (loan)
National team
2009– South Africa 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 January 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 December 2013

Richard Henyekane (born 28 September 1983 - 17 December 2014) in Kimberley is a South African football player for Premier Soccer League club Free State Stars on loan from Mamelodi Sundowns.

The player hails from Kimberley’s Galeshewe township. His younger brother Joseph Henyekane is also a professional footballer having played for Golden Arrows in the past.

Henyekane who plays as a striker or attacking right wing position had his career best season with Golden Arrows in the PSL. The striker bagged three hat-tricks during the 2009-10 PSL season ending with 19 league goals, as well as a further Telkom Knockout hat-trick, finishing with 23 goals for the season. The striker was then snapped up by Mamelodi Sundowns on a lucrative three-year contract.

On 4 March 2012, his team set a remarkable record in the Nedbank Cup when they beat Powerlines FC by 24 goals to nil, with Henyekane scoring five of the goals.[1]

Henyekane has made nine official appearances with the senior national team, Bafana Bafana.


  1. ^ "Sundowns make South African history with 24-0 win". BBC Sport (BBC). 4 March 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 

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