August Makalakalane

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August Makalakalane
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-09-15) 15 September 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth South Africa
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1989 Jomo Cosmos ? (?)
1990–1992 FC Zürich 74 (11)
1993–1995 FC Baden 72 (33)
1995–1996 FC Zürich 31 (1)
1996–1997 FC Baden 0 (0)
1997–1998 Mamelodi Sundowns ? (?)
1998–1999 Wits University ? (?)
Total 177 (45)
National team
1992–1996 South Africa 14 (0)
Teams managed
2002 Black Leopards (caretaker)
2006–2011 South Africa Women
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Augustine Makalakalane (born 15 September 1963) is a South African former footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a midfielder.

Makalakalane played club football in South Africa for Jomo Cosmos, Mamelodi Sundowns and Wits University and was the first South African to play in Switzerland[1] having represented FC Zürich and FC Baden. He also earned 14 caps for the South African national side between 1992 and 1996. and was part of the squad that won the 1996 African Cup of Nations.

After retiring, he worked as coach, first taking charge of Black Leopards in 2002[2][3] and then the South Africa women's national football team[4] until 2011,[5] when he was dismissed for sexually harassing his players.[6] He was later appointed as soccer institute coach at the North-West University.[7]


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