From rags to riches, Orlando Pirates star Linda Mntambo has come a long way since rising to stardom in the South African top-flight. So, if you were wondering what he looked like before his major glow-up, here's a look!
One thing that is very clear is that Mntambo has been playing football long before he realised his dream. Being one of Pirates' most important players over the last couple of seasons, we think it is worth noting how far he has come.
Scroll through the gallery above to see some of Linda Mntambo's best throwback pictures
While being a footballer is a dream that many children and aspiring teenagers carry in their hearts, sadly, not all of them get to make it. Opportunities are few and far between, therefore the prospect of becoming a pro baller in the PSL faints.
But in the few instances of that sad reality, some of them make it and they become the Mntambo's of this country. Fortunately for many supporters, the Bucs playmaker documented many of his moments in his rise to the big stage.
His Instagram is somewhat of a throwback goldmine, as he has retained and posted images of himself during various stages of his life. These include images of him during his amateur career when he had dreadlocks, when he was probably in high school and when he and his partner went to see an Ezimnyama Ngenkani match as a supporter before he became a household name at the club.
Did you know?
Mntambo has scored in 50% of league matches this season, as he has three goals from six DStv Premiership appearances this season, per Transfermarkt.
Your thoughts, please?
Would you consider Mntambo to be underrated?