Samkelo Zwane Biography, Age, Parents, Salary, Net Worth, Height, Stats, Girlfriend, House & Cars

Basic Information

Stage Name: Samkelo Zwane
Real Name: Samkelo Zwane
Occupation: Professional Football Player
Date Of Birth/Age: 04 January 2002
Place of Birth: South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status:
Education: King’s College


Samkelo Zwane is a famous South African professional football player who currently plays as a central midfielder for the popular South African club Kaizer Chiefs. Samkelo established himself as one of the best players in the DStv Diski Challenge (DDC), leading many to call for his promotion to the senior team. He has been likened to Amakhosi’s central midfield great, Tinashe Nengomasha.


Samkelo Zwane was born on January 2, 2002. He celebrated his 21st birthday on January 2, 2023.


Samkelo Zwane is the son of iconic South African left winger Eugene Zwane. He played for Jomo Cosmos and SuperSport United. Eugene Zwane and Arthur Zwane are distant cousins who share a strong bond. In a chat with SowetanLive, Eugene explained their relationship, “Arthur is my distant relative, but we’ve known each other long before this football thing. I even played for his uncle’s club called Liverpool way back in Soweto when we were growing up. Our parents were very close.”

Samkelo’s father is credited with having spotted his talent before anyone else. Eugene said in an interview that although Samkelo started as a Rugby player, he could tell he was a talented football player.

Eugene and Samkelo Zwane

“I realised that this boy would be a good footballer when he was seven. At that time, he was playing rugby at his primary school [Maragon Mooikloof, private school in Pretoria] because they didn’t have football. I quickly transferred him to King’s College in Marlboro where there’s football. He always had that bond with the ball, keeping it in between his legs even when he was just seated.”

Eugene revealed that he enrolled Samkelo once at Pirates, “but there were issues with transport because Pirates were training in Mayfair, and he was studying at King’s College.” He also shared that he had someone transporting him, but it was costly and inconvenient.

Eugene rubbished claims that Arthur Zwane recruited Samkelo to Kaizer Chiefs because of their bond. He said, “the boy was playing for Panorama Under-17, and he excelled there; that’s when Arthur invited him to come train with Chiefs in 2019. He went straight to their Diski team.” Samkelo’s father has praised him for growing with the pressure and maturing. He said, “He’s beginning to understand the demands of professional football. He’s putting in hard work. I think he’s ready for top-flight football.”


Samkelo Zwane’s salary at Kaizer Chiefs is unknown. It has not been revealed to the public by the club or Samkelo.

Net Worth

The exact estimate of Samkelo Zwane’s net worth is unknown to the public. It is unknown how much he makes at Kaizer Chiefs or how much he is worth to the club.


Samkelo Zwane’s height is 1.80 m.


Samkelo Zwane is still on the rise. For the 2022/2023 season (as of April 3, 2023), he played 7 matches and had 4 victories and 3 losses (including 0 goals and 0 assists).


Samkelo Zwane has kept all information about him professional. The rising football star has kept his romantic relationships private and away from the public. It is unknown if he is seeing anyone.


Samkelo Zwane is believed to be still living with his father, Eugene Zwane, who is his guide in the soccer world. His father has been vocal about helping him train and giving him great advice on how to go about his career.


The car Samkelo Zwane drives is unknown. He has kept several details about his life private and away from the public.

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