Gabisile Hlumbane

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Gabisile Hlumbane
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-12-20) 20 December 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth KwaThema, South Africa
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Kovsies Ladies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2005 KwaThema Ladies
2005– Kovsies Ladies
National team
2010– South Africa 44 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 August 2014

Gabisile Hlumbane is a South African women's footballer and plays as a midfielder. She plays for Kovsies Ladies.[1] She represented the South Africa women's national football team at the 2012 London Olympics.[2]

Early career[edit]

Hlumbane was born in KwaThema, Gauteng. She started playing soccer at the age of 11 for KwaThema Ladies. Her father bought soccer boots and watched her play regularly while her mother didn't like the fact that she played soccer.[3]

Club career[edit]

She joined Kovsies Ladies in 2005 after being named the Gauteng Schools Sports Girl of the Year in 2004 for scoring 8 goals in a tournament. She was recruited by the chairwoman of women's football, Nomsa Mahlangu. At the University of Free State she studied municipal financial management, she was also the captain and teammate of the late Eudy Simelane who nicknamed her China for her small eyes. In 2011, she was named the University of Free State Sportswoman of the Year, the first black person to achieve the feat and was also nominated for Free State Sportswoman of the Year.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SAFA".
  2. ^ "thefinalball.com :: Teams".
  3. ^ a b "Nothing found for Mobi Detail Aspx?newsid=48984&catid=1067".