|Stage Name:||Bandile Shandu|
|Real Name:||Bandile Shandu|
|Occupation:||Professional Football Player|
Date Of Birth/Age:
|19 January 1995 (28 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Pietermaritzburg, South Africa|
Bandile Shandu is a South African soccer player who is a midfielder for South African Premier Division club Orlando Pirates. In December 2012, when he was 17 and attending Maritzburg College, Shandu was first called up to a matchday squad for Maritzburg United.
Bandile had caught the eye of Maritzburg United coach Ernst Middendorp at a school match (Maritzburg College) against Carter High School earlier in 2012. Middendorp said about his signing, “We do try and look for local players to get into the team, but it’s not something that is easy. But we knew right away that there is a lot of ability here, and he has the right attitude and work ethic.”
Maritzburg College’s first team coach and director of SoccerStarz Academy, Dan Haswell, said about his skill and technique, “He has the technique and ability to make it as a professional footballer; he is the type of player who can change a game instantly. He has always been willing to put in more work; he is a real gem.”
In February 2013, Shandu made his debut for the club in a 0–0 draw with AmaZulu. On 30 June 2021, he left the club after his contract ended. A month later, Shandu joined Orlando Pirates on a three-year contract in July 2021. He wears jersey number 26. He has also represented South Africa at under-20 level.
Bandile Shandu was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, on January 19, 1995. He celebrated his 28th birthday in January 2023.
The exact estimate of Bandile Shandu’s net worth is unknown to the public. His salary at the clubs he has played for has not been public knowledge, but he is believed to have made a good income as a professional soccer player.
Bandile Shandu has not shared photos of his house on social media.
Bandile Shandu does not share photos of his cars on social media.
According to Football-Lifestyle.co.uk, Bandile Shandu’s estimated salary is 190.000 euros per year. That’s equivalent to 15.833 euros per month. This estimate is believed to have been reported in 2021 before he joined the Orlando Pirates. Also, his salary throughout his three-year contract at Orlando Pirates has not been disclosed. It is believed to be a step up from what he earned at Maritzburg United. According to Transfermarkt, he has a market value of €800,000.00.
Bandile Shandu’s personal life remains a mystery to the media and the public. He rarely ever talks about his life or shares photos of the person he’s dating. It is unknown if he is dating anyone. He has not been spotted publicly with anyone and chooses to keep things private. An article by Briefly.co.za “Orlando Pirates players’ girlfriends and wives: Exhaustive list with images,” published in June 2023, revealed the girlfriends and wives of his colleagues, but none was stated for him. Shandu’s social media pages only feature photos of himself, with his barber, or with his teammates playing the game. There are none with a romantic partner.
There isn’t much information about Bandile Shandu’s parents. He has only spoken about them a few times early in his career. After joining Maritzburg United, he spoke in an interview with The Witness about what he and his parents felt concerning the news. He said,
“I couldn’t believe it at first; it really is a dream come true, It’s started to sink in a little bit now, and I have told my parents. They are both very proud. This has been my aim ever since I started playing when I was four years old.”
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