Siyabonga Eugene Nomvethe was born on the 2nd of December 1977 and he is a South African national. Nomvethe was born in the township of KwaMashu north of Durban in the province of KwaZulu-Natal of South Africa. Siyabonga is a soccer player who has featured and played the forward position in several European leagues. He presently represents AmaZulu FC in the Absa Premier League. Nomvethe has played for the South Africa national football team (Bafana Bafana) since May 6, 1999, where he also featured in the 2002 and 2010 World Cups.
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- Full Name: Siyabonga Eugene Nomvethe
- Date Of Birth: 2nd December 1997
- Net Worth: Not Estimated
- Profession: Former Soccer Player
- Country: South Africa
Siyabonga Club career
Siyabonga began his playing career as a striker for the Durban-based lower league club Durban Cosmos in 1994 and later moved to Claremont Blizzards.
In the following year, Nomvethe wasted no time and made his move to African Wanderers in the second best South African league when the Claremont Blizzards folded. His contribution to the club secured them a promotion and Nomvethe made his first appearances in the Premier Soccer League. While in African Wanderers, he later played alongside Bafana Bafana striker Sibusiso Zuma and Phumlani Mkhize. He scored a brace against Chiefs in his debut season.
Nomvethe went on to be a part of the striking force of Kaizer Chiefs in July 1998. After he netted 42 goals in 79 games for Kaizer Chiefs, he moved abroad in 2001. He made his appearance on the 8th of August 1998 19, where he scored a goal in a 2–1 loss to Bloemfontein Celtic. He sustained self-injury and couldn’t play for a few months, he came back that season and scored a total of eight goals. Nomvethe replaced Pollen Ndlanya who left the team and went on to score 22 goals in all competition including 3 goals in the BobSave Super Bowl which led to Keizer Chiefs winning their first silverware of the new millennium. Nomvethe scored 11 goals on either half of the season and on the 8th of January, 2000, he scored Chiefs first goal of the millennium against his old team African Wanderers. The following season. Saw him scored 18 goals in all competitions, and he scored his tenth goal against Ria Stars on 21st of January 2001. Nomvethe scored his last goal on the 24th of April 2001 in a 5–0 thriller victory over Bloemfontein Celtic in a BobSave Super Bowl quarter-final in the 65th minute which was his 58th for Chiefs.
He signed with of Serie A Italian club Udinese Calcio In 2002 and was also selected to feature for South Africa at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He made his debut clear when scoring the winning and only goal of the 1–0 win against Slovenia. He was then loaned to other smaller Italian clubs Salernitana Calcio and Empoli F.C. From January 2004 to June 2005, Following two unsuccessful years at Udinese. Again, he was subsequently loaned out to Djurgårdens IF in Sweden for six months, before he left Udinese permanently in December 2005. He found his way back to South Africa, signing a contract with Orlando Pirates.
He once again moved abroad In July 2006, to play for Aalborg Boldspilklub (AaB) in the Danish Superliga. Where he played for three years. In the 2007-2008 season, he won the Danish Superliga championship with the club.
Again In 2009, Nomvethe returned to South Africa where he joined the Moroka Swallow, rival with Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates the two Soweto giants. At the age of 34, Nomvethe won the PSL Footballer of the Year, Absa Player of the Season, Players’ Player of the Season including the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot having scored 20 goals at the 2011/12 season.
Presently, Nomvethe plays for AmaZulu FC in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) in South Africa has joined the team in January 2016. In addition, he is the current all leading top scorer in the PSL.
Nomvethe received his first national cap for South Africa in 1999 against Trinidad and Tobago, he was a first-team player from 2001–2007. He was featured in the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Furthermore, he also participated at the 2005 Gold Cup & 2006 African Cup of Nations until he gradually faded out and lose his place on the national team, he was neither selected for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations nor the 2009 Confederations Cup under head coach Joel Santana in South Africa.
But was called up in April 2010 by Carlos Alberto Parreira to feature in the friendly matches against Korea DPR and Jamaica. Nomvethe scored South Africa’s second goal in a 2–0 victory over Jamaica. He was selected for South Africa’s squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he came off the bench as a substitute to feature in South Africa’s third and last game in the tournament which was the game against France.
Nomvethe has currently scored 16 goals for South Africa.
Nomvethe is married to his childhood lover, Nompumelelo “Mpumi” Ngubane-Mpanza. The ceremony took place on the 6th of July 2002 in what is a secret Zulu traditional wedding ceremony at KwaMashu. The wedding ceremony was attended by relatives and a few persons from the local community. In order to get his attention, a week later, Mpanza faked a kidnapping plot and lied to the police. Nomvethe and the police found out later that Mpanza had faked her kidnap and lied so as to go overseas to live with Nomvethe. According to the police report, Mpanza was scared that Nomvete would abandon her and their baby for other girls in Italy.
He was a one-time top scorer in the ABSA Premiership, he won a Danish Championship in the 2007 / 2008 season, a one-time MTN8 Cup winner, also he was a one time the South African footballer of the year in the year 2012, Nomvethe has won several Club trophies.
Siyabonga Nomvethe is a well-respected player in South Africa. He has contributed to the growth of the South African League. Injury added to his setback in the game and he was able to recover and come back strong.
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