Phumelele Bhengu

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Phumelele Bhengu
Personal information
Full name Phumelele Ace Bhengu
Date of birth (1989-11-19) 19 November 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Natal, South Africa
Playing position Winger / Centre forward
Club information
Current team
Tshakhuma Madzivhandila
Youth career
2003–2008 Moroka Swallows
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Moroka Swallows 12 (2)
2011–2013 Mpumalanga Black Aces
2011Bay United (loan)
2013 Chippa United 1 (0)
2013–2015 Thanda Royal Zulu 46 (26)
2015–2016 SuperSport United 4 (0)
2016–2017 Royal Eagles 15 (1)
2017–2018 Real Kings 20 (5)
2018– Tshakhuma Madzivhandila 15 (11)
National team
2009 South Africa U20 4 (0)
2015– South Africa 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:51, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 January 2018

Phumelele Ace Bhengu (born 19 November 1989) is a South African footballer who plays as a winger or centre forward for Tshakhuma Madzivhandila.

Club career[edit]

Moroka Swallows[edit]

5 years after joining Moroka Swallows' youth academy at the age of 14, in 2008 Bhengu started playing senior football in the Premier Soccer League. After scoring a brace against Kaizer Chiefs Bhengu was praised and compared to Benni McCarthy.[1]

Bay United[edit]

In January 2011, Bhengu joined Bay United on a 6-month loan deal.[2] At Bay United, Bhengu reverted to playing as a striker.[3]

Chippa United[edit]

In January 2013, Bhengu joined Chippa United on a two-and-a-half-year deal,[4] but was released two weeks later with Chippa United citing a lack of match fitness as the reason.[5][6]

Thanda Royal Zulu[edit]

In the second half of 2013, Bhengu joined Thanda Royal Zulu and started reviving his career.[7] Bhengu finished the 2014–15 season as the top-scorer, scoring 22 goals and setting a new National First Division record.[8]

SuperSport United[edit]

After winning the National First Division's golden boot award, Bhengu turned down offers from Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns to join SuperSport United.[9][10] Bhengu's first season with SuperSport United was not successful, managing only four substitute appearances, prompting him to request a loan move to gain game-time.[11]


  1. ^ Cooper, Billy (6 October 2008). "Bhengu announces his arrival". Mail & Guardian.
  2. ^ Fakude, Ernest (31 January 2011). "Phumelele 'Ace' Bhengu signs for Bay United". Kick Off.
  3. ^ "Ace on the rise". Premier Soccer League. 21 February 2011.
  4. ^ Mabasa, Tiyani (14 January 2013). "Phumelele Bhengu signs for Chippa United". Kick Off.
  5. ^ Mabasa, Tiyani (30 January 2013). "Phumelele Bhengu not fit enough to play at Chippa United". Kick Off.
  6. ^ Herman, Mark (8 December 2014). "Phumelele Bhengu striking lucky at Thanda Royal Zulu". Kick Off.
  7. ^ "Ace Bhengu: A striker reborn". Premier Soccer League. 19 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Phumelele Bhengu's 22 goals in NFD sets new record". Kick Off. 11 May 2015.
  9. ^ Crann, Joe (22 May 2015). "SuperSport Snap Up NFD Top Scorer". Soccer Laduma.
  10. ^ Modiba, Katlego (30 July 2015). "Phumelele Bhengu turned down Kaizer Chiefs". Kick Off.
  11. ^ Lihaiwa, Rofhiwa (11 January 2016). "SuperSport United striker Phumelele Bhengu wants a loan move". Kick Off.

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