Siboniso Gaxa

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Siboniso Gaxa
Personal information
Full name Siboniso Gaxa[1]
Date of birth (1984-04-06) 6 April 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Durban, South Africa
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Kaizer Chiefs
Number 5
Youth career
Induna Lotz
2001-2002 NMMU
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2008 Supersport United 131 (4)
2008–2010 Mamelodi Sundowns 45 (1)
2010–2012 Lierse 43 (0)
2012– Kaizer Chiefs 51 (1)
National team
1998–2001 South Africa U17 1 (0)
2001–2004 South Africa U20 17 (0)
2005– South Africa 55 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 June 2011

Siboniso Gaxa IPA: [ˈɡɑːǁɑː] (born 6 April 1984 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal) is a South African football defender who currently plays for Kaizer Chiefs F.C. and South Africa.


He hails from KwaMashu, Durban. He was given the nickname "Pa" which means "father" in Afrikaans because when was a child he behaved like an adult.

Club career[edit]

Gaxa attended the University of Port Elizabeth, which at that time had a football team controlled by Danish side F.C. Copenhagen. However, he was not one of the in total three players, Elrio van Heerden, Lee Langeveldt and Bongumusa Mthethwa, who made it from the FCK-UPE Academy to F.C. Copenhagen. He is managed by ExtraTime S.L..

In 2002, he moved to Supersport United, where he stayed for six seasons, before joining Mamelodi Sundowns in 2008. In 2010 he moved to Belgian club Lierse. After the 2011–12 season, he was released by the team. On 15 May 2012 Gaxa signed a three-year contract for Kaizer Chiefs with the option to renew for one year.[2]

International career[edit]

Gaxa made his international debut in a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde on 4 June 2005. He was part of South Africa's squad at the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2006 African Cup of Nations, 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2010 FIFA World Cup.


  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 4 June 2010. p. 28. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Siboniso Gaxa leaves Lierse for Kaizer Chiefs". Lierse official site. 15 May 2012. 

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