Mfana Futhi Bhembe

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Mfanafuthi Bhembe
Personal information
Full name Mfanafuthi Taribo Bhembe
Date of birth (1982-05-29) May 29, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Mbabane, Swaziland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Youth career
1999–2002 Midas City FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Royal Leopards F.C. 19 (10)
2004–2005 Mbabane Swallows 28 (21)
2005–2008 Alabama A&M University 63 (24)
2009 Mbabane Swallows 5 (1)
2009–2011 Jomo Cosmos 8 (0)
National team
2005–2006 Swaziland
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 24, 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 24, 2009

Mfanafuthi Taribo Bhembe (born 10 October 1982 in Mbabane) is a Swazi footballer.


Bhembe began his career by Royal Leopards F.C. and joined on year later in 2005 to Mbabane Swallows, before he attended in July 2006 by Alabama A&M University.

United States[edit]

He notched 14 goals in 16 appearances during a surprise senior season in 2008 for Alabama A&M University of the SWAC Conference, helping the side to a 9–5–3 record last fall. The resulting 1.94 points per game were tied for the fifth most in Division I last season, while his 14 goals ranked tied for 10th overall.

Lagerwey says: "Futhi was the fifth leading goal scorer in Division I this season. He's a quick attacking player that got things done at the collegiate level, so we're anxious to see if that can translate to the pros." [1]


Selected by Real Salt Lake in the fourth round (57th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft.[2]

Then joined to Real Salt Lake in January 2009 and was released on 9 February 2009.

Return to Africa[edit]

He returned to Mbabane Swallows on 10 February 2009[3] and signed on 10 July 2009 for South African club Jomo Cosmos.[4]



Bhembe was from 2005 to 2006 regular member of the Swaziland national football team[8] and is currently on attention.[9]

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