Siphelele Mthembu

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Siphelele Mthembu
Personal information
Full name Siphelele Promise Mthembu
Date of birth (1987-08-15) 15 August 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Melmoth, South Africa
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Kaizer Chiefs
Number 20
Youth career
Classic FC
Maritzburg City
2008 Kaizer Chiefs
2008–2011 Orlando Pirates 36 (4)
2010–2011 Bloemfontein Celtic (loan) 18 (6)
2012 Golden Arrows 1 (0)
2012–2014 Platinum Stars 43 (10)
2014– Kaizer Chiefs 10 (1)
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– South Africa 3 (0)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 May 2014

Siphelele Mthembu (born 15 August 1987 in Melmoth, KwaZulu-Natal) is a South African football (soccer) player who plays as a striker for Kaizer Chiefs in the Premier Soccer League.[1]

Early career[edit]

Mthembu joined the Kaizer Chiefs reserve team from Maritzburg City in 2008. In the 2007–08 season, Mthembu scored 25 goals in the KZN stream of the Vodacom League.[2]

Club career[edit]

He made his pre-season debut on 26 July 2008 in a 4–0 loss to Manchester United with Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney, Fraizer Campbell and Tom Cleverley. Mthembu came in for Gert Schalkwyk. came close to scoring after slotting the ball past Tomasz Kuszczak but was cleared off the line by Nemanja Vidic.[3] Mthembu had to sign for Orlando Pirates after management won a legal argument that his services belonged to the club. Mthembu failed to live up to expectations with the Buccaneers with not much playing time on offering. He had short stints with Bloemfontein Celtic and Golden Arrows, before moving to Dikwena at the start of 2012–13.[4] He scored 4 goals in 9 league starts in his first season. By the end of his spell he had 10 goals in 30 league starts.[5]

Kaizer Chiefs[edit]

Mthembu made his debut on 13 August 2014 after joining in July against Mpumalanga Black Aces winning 2–1.[6] He scored his first Chiefs goal on 6 December 2014 in a 2–0 win over Orlando Pirates.[7] Mthembu scored a usual hat-trick against EduSports on 21 February 2015, scoring all with his head at FNB Stadium.[8]


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