Thando Mngomeni

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Thando Mngomeni
Personal information
Full name Thando Mngomeni
Date of birth (1983-02-11) 11 February 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bidvest Wits
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Santos 11 (7)
2002–2004 Supersport United 32 (9)
2004–2005 Helsingborgs IF 29 (3)
2005–2006 Bush Bucks 9 (0)
2007–2008 Engen Santos 36 (3)
2008–2009 Mamelodi Sundowns 16 (0)
2009–2013 Bidvest Wits 43 (3)
National team
2004–2007 South Africa 5
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2011

Thando Mngomeni (born 11 February 1983 in Cape Town, Western Cape) is a South African football (soccer) midfielder.

Thando is a pure example of South Africa's unorthodox style of play.

He hails from Gugulethu on the Cape Flats and is the younger brother of former Orlando Pirates player and South African international Thabo Mngomeni.


Mngomeni spent a season and a half in Sweden with Helsingborgs IF and made 29 appearances before returning to South Africa claiming he could not cope.

He returned to Santos after semi-retirement and impressed with some good performances during the 2007/08 season. He signed for Mamelodi Sundowns and moved to Bidvest Wits after a year and half.

He is currently a free agent.

International career[edit]

He has so far been capped five times.

Interest outside football[edit]

Thando Mngomeni has acquired shares in an online soccer/football community called TheSoccerPages.Com to begin a career as a blogger and commentator.

He has taken on a role as co-host of a monthly live soccer/football talk show called Diski Nites in Cape Town.[1] [2]

He is also consulting with youth players helping them one-on-one with advice and skills training.


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