Abel Shongwe

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Abel Shongwe
Personal information
Full name Abel Jabulani Shongwe
Date of birth (1966-06-26) 26 June 1966 (age 56)
Place of birth Mbabane, Swaziland
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1986 Mbabane Highlanders
1986–1988 Kaizer Chiefs 68 (21)
1988–1990 Wits University F.C. 55 (14)
1990–1991 Dynamos 34 (9)
1991–1992 Moroka Swallows 54 (11)
1993–? Pretoria City F.C.
AmaZulu F.C.
?–1999 Lamontville Golden Arrows
Total 211+ (55+)
International career
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Abel Shongwe (born 26 June 1966)[1] is a retired Swazi football midfielder.[2]married to Chriselda Kurhula Shongwe

Kaizer Chiefs[edit]

He was invited for trials by Ted Dumitru after his performance in a 3-2 win in a friendly against Orlando Pirates. He went AWOL so he could attend trials. He scored his first goal against Hellenic at Ellis Park Stadium. He requested a transfer to another team when he started fall behind to Mike Mangena, Nelson Dladla, Marks Maponyane and Shane McGregor.[1]

Later career[edit]

A Swazi international, he joined Wits in 1988, Dynamos until they closed shop in 1991 and then Moroka Swallows in 1993 and left because of financial problems.[1]

After retirement[edit]

He has coached a number of SAFA Second Division teams. He completed a course for his CAF B coaching license.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "LEGENDS CORNER: How Abel Shongwe lived Amakhosi dream". Sowetan LIVE. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  2. ^ Q&A with Abel 'Chacklas' Shongwe. SuperSport.com. Retrieved 2012-03-27.

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