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Mothobi Mvala is a South African professional soccer player who plays as a central defender for Mamelodi Sundowns, and has also represented his country internationally.
He began his professional career in 2014 when he joined Highlands Park FC in 2014. He had just left Barea Albion Academy. Mvala played 145 times for the team, and he netted 39 goals. He played with Highlands Park until 2020 when he went to join Mamelodi Sundowns. He has been with the club since and is one of their best-performing players.
Mothobi Mvala was born on 14 June 1994 in Theunissen, Free State, South Africa. He celebrated his 29th birthday in June, 2023.
The exact estimate of Mothobi Mvala’s net worth is unknown to the general public. Neither he nor anyone in his team has revealed it. However, he is believed to have good money in the bank due to his successful football career, which has spanned years.
Mothobi Mvala does not share photos of his house on social media.
Mothobi Mvala does not share photos of his cars on social media. In July 2019, Mvala was rumoured to have received a car as part of a win at the Highland Park Awards. A photo of him sitting on the car was shared on social media.
According to a report by NewsHub360, Mvala’s salary at Mamelodi Sundowns is reported to be R250k. The site also estimates his net worth to be $180,000. This remains an unconfirmed estimate. He is also paid to make guest appearances.
Mothobi Mvala is famous for keeping his personal life private. However, there are reports that he is married to Palesa Botipe, with whom he has a child. Botipe is a teacher, and they are said to have been together since his early days as a professional football player.
In December 2021, news broke that Mvala had been charged with domestic violence after Botipe opened a case against him. He was expected to appear in court in January 2022. According to a report by The South African, the charges were dropped after their families sat with them and deliberated to resolve the matter.
In a statement to Soccer Laduma, Botipe revealed they were seeking professional help to mend their relationship. She said, “I am a Christian, and I love this man, and seeing him so down breaks me more especially if he had to admit to my family about his short temper and bad communication skills. It takes a real man to do that. I drove to Jo’burg in the early hours of Monday, and I withdrew the case. I have proof. We are both going for professional help hand in hand. Our daughter as well is seeing a child psychologist.”
There have been no reports about them since.
Known for his privacy, Mvala has not said much about his parents or how he was raised. He has kept information about them away from the public.
Place of Birth
Mothobi Mvala was born on 14 June 1994 in Theunissen, a small town that has the only wine estate, the Theunissen Wine Farm, in the Free State province of South Africa. The town is located about 95 kilometers northeast of Bloemfontein and about 45 kilometers south of Welkom on the R30 road. It was founded by Boer War Commandant Helgaardt Theunissen. Mvala was raised there.
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