Siyabonga Sangweni

Siyabonga Sangweni

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Born: 29/9/81 in Durban
Nationality: South Africa South Africa
International Caps: 29
International Debut: 27/5/07 vs Mauritius

Position: Defender
Club: Orlando Pirates
Previous clubs:
Lamontville Gold Arrows

 

Sangweni signed with Orlando Pirates from Golden Arrows at the beginning of 2011/12, and was hailed as one of the best signings of the season, playing an instrumental defensive role as the Buccaneers won the Treble.

Sangweni also has a reputation for scoring vital goals. He scored on debut against Santos in the MTN8 to send Bucs through.

Sangweni won a first call-up in an experimental Bafana squad for the Cosafa Castle Cup mini-tournament in Swaziland in May 2007, but became a regular for Bafana at the beginning of 2010, although he did not feature at the World Cup.

The physical centre-back is an excellent reader of the game with good aerial ability. He scored his first Bafana goal from a corner in a 1-1 draw with Bulgaria in May 2010.

His younger brother Thamsanqa Sangweni plays for AmaZulu.

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