Throwback Thursday: A look at the legendary striker Katlego Mphela

Throwback Thursday: A look at the legendary striker Katlego Mphela

Katlego Abel Mphela played for numerous football clubs in South Africa and abroad. On this Throwback Thursday, Briefly.co.za looks at the career of the prominent striker.

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Katlego "Killer" Mphela was a star striker who played for a number of top local and international football clubs.

Mphela earned his nickname for his deadly finishing ability, which also attracted interest from French clubs RC Strasbourg and Stade Reims.

However, the forward first made a name for himself while at Jomo Cosmos during the 2003/ 2004 season.

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Mphela returned from France and signed for Supersport United in 2005.

Although he struggled for goals during the 2007/ 2008 campaign, Mamelodi Sundowns saw enough in the striker to acquire his signature during 2008.

Mphela enjoyed his most productive season at the Brazilians when he scored 17 and earned the Golden Boot award in 2010.

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Such was Mphela's affinity for Sundowns that he reached double figures in three consecutive seasons.

While at Supersport, Mphela earned his international debut and proceeded to score a brace for Bafana Bafana against Seychelles in 2005.

Mphela boasts an impressive goal-scoring record with Bafana as he scored 23 goals in 53 appearances.

Briefly.co.za recalled a standout international moment when he scored a stunning free kick against Spain in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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