|Date of birth||27 May 1986|
|Place of birth||Soweto, South Africa|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 May 2016
Phala was featured in a BBC documentary in 2004 entitled 'Football and Freedom' which followed the paths of two 13-year-old South Africans aiming to become professional footballers.
Since making his debut for the South Africa national football team in 2010, Phala has appeared at both the 2013 and 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. He scored Bafana Bafana's opening goal of the 2015 tournament in a 3–1 loss to Algeria.
|1||4 January 2015||Orlando Stadium, South Africa||Zambia||1–0||1–0||International Friendly|
|2||19 January 2015||Estadio de Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea||Algeria||1–0||1–3||2015 African Cup of Nations|
- "Algeria 3–1 South Africa". BBC. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
- Thuso Phala at National-Football-Teams.com