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AmaZulu midfielder Siyethemba Sithebe explains surname change

Posted: 4 August 2018 Time: 08:00

AmaZulu midfielder Siyethemba Mnguni says he changed his surname to Sithebe for family and cultural reasons. 

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The Newcastle-born 25-year-old was surprisingly referred to as Siyethemba Sithebe by commentators during the KZN Premier's Cup last weekend.  

"The surname has changed," Sithebe confirms to   

"I can say it's family reasons, following cultures and so on, and believing in them. There are things that forces you to take such decisions. Sithebe is my mother's surname, Mnguni is my father's. What I can say is that when you grew up in your mother's side of the family, khawo malume, I used my father's surname, but they have done nothing for me you see. So as you know our culture, you might end up things not going well for you, understand? This was not an overnight decision." 

Mnguni was an important player at Usuthu last season, scoring two goals in 21 league matches. 

Article by: Sipho Mlotha
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