|Siyabonga Nomvethe or Bhele
|Siyabonga Eugene Nomvethe
|Professional Football Player
Date Of Birth/Age:
|2nd December 1977 (46 Years Old)
|Place of Birth:
|Durban, South Africa
|Nompumelelo “Mpumi” Ngubane-Mpanza (wife)
Siyabonga Eugene Nomvethe is a former South African professional soccer player. He played as a forward. He played in several European leagues and represented the South Africa national team from his debut on 6 May 1999. Nomvethe played in the 2002 and 2010 World Cups. Nomvethe is the highest all-time goal scorer in the PSL.
Siyabonga Nomvethe was born in the township of KwaMashu north of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa on December 2, 1977. He celebrated his 45th birthday on December 2, 2022.
Siyabonga Nomvethe’s net worth is unknown to the public. However, he is regarded as one of the most successful players in South African football history.
Siyabonga Nomvethe’s house is not public online.
Nomvethe once revealed he turned down a R8 000 per month offer from the Sundowns earlier in his career. At the time, he was on a R2 000 per month salary at African Wanderers. He told TimesLIVE, “From R2 000 to R8 000 was a good adjustment, but the guys at Wanderers found out that I was meeting with Sundowns; they phoned me to return home, and they will give me whatever I wanted. I returned to Durban, and they gave me R4 500, and I was happy with it.”
Siyabonga Nomvethe does not share photos of his cars online.
Nomvethe dated his high school sweetheart for years until they got married. Nomvethe and Nompumelelo “Mpumi” Ngubane-Mpanza married on July 6, 2002. The couple had a secret Zulu traditional wedding ceremony at KwaMashu D-section township outside Durban. The couple was joined by their close relatives and a few people from the local community. A week after their marriage, Mpanza faked her kidnapping and lied to the police. It was discovered that she did it all in order to get his attention. Nomvethe and the police found that she had lied to them so she could go overseas to live with Nomvethe. The police also revealed that Mpanza was scared Nomvethe would dump her and their baby for other girls in Italy.
Superintendent Percy Mthembu, the local police spokesperson, confirmed to the media that she was being investigated for obstructing the course of justice. She had reportedly become uncooperative during their investigation. Reacting to several news articles, Nomvethe threatened to kill the writer of a City Press article and said, “I don’t want to spill blood, but I will be forced to. Kuzophuma isidumbu ngalendaba. I’m telling you.” Later on, in 2002, extortionists attempted twice to kidnap Mpanza and her baby Lifa at Inanda.
Siyabonga Nomvethe has a son named Lifa. In May 2022, the media reported that the Soccer star was thrilled that his son had followed in his footsteps. They also reported that he was “on the books of Amazulu, where he is a regular in the club’s DStv Diski Challenge team.”
He told the Citizen, “I am always pushing him even though I am not the one who directed him to play football. It was his decision, and I then told him that football has a lot of pain and disappointments. My job will be to help and support him… What I have also encouraged him in is school. I told him school comes first, even though he has made me proud by wanting to follow in my footsteps. He is doing his second year in IT. Football will always be there.”
There is any information on Siyabonga Nomvethe’s parents online.
Matches: 62; Goals: 75; Wins: 41; Draws: 17; Defeats: 4; Points average: 2.26; Game-winning goals: 24. Find more information here.