Thabo Mngomeni

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Thabo Mngomeni
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-06-24) 24 June 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth Langa, Cape Town
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Umtata City
Tembu Royals
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1994 Cape Town Spurs 67 (9)
1993 → D'Alberton Callies (loan) 3 (0)
1994 Manning Rangers (loan) 25 (1)
1994–1998 Umtata Bush Bucks 95 (9)
1998–2002 Orlando Pirates 86 (23)
2002 Hellenic
National team
1998–2002 South Africa 37 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Thabo Mngomeni (born 24 June 1969, Cape Town, Western Cape) is a South African former football (soccer) midfielder.

He played mostly for Cape Town Spurs, Manning Rangers, Bush Bucks, Orlando Pirates and Hellenic.

He played for South Africa national football team and was a participant at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.[1]

Cape Town Spurs[edit]

He was recruited by former Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Spurs and Hellenic player, Sergio Dos Santos from an Eastern Cape amateur team, Tembu Royals. He left Spurs after two loan deals claiming that his coach, Mich D'Avray "hated him with a passion and he didn't know why".[2]

Umtata Bush Bucks[edit]

He first heard of the doping test in 1996 when he was informed by club officials who were aware that he smoked marijuana. Since Mngomeni was a rastafarian he only smoked marijuana during pre-season.[2]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for the national football side at 29 in a 1–0 victory over Angola in 1998. All in all he played for the national team on 38 occasions, striking six goals. He won the CAF goal of the year.


He retired because of a knee injury at the age of 33.[2]

After retirement[edit]

He has coached a number of Vodacom League teams in Cape Town. He completed his SAFA Level 2 coaching course.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He is the older brother of Thando Mngomeni. He is married and has five daughters. He lives in Eerste River in Cape Town[2]


  1. ^ Thabo Mngomeni Statistics FIFA. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Legends Corner: Thabo Mngomeni the proud jahman". Sowetan LIVE. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 

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