Mpho Makola is a South African football player who is presently contracted to the club Cape Town City, which is a part of the Premier Soccer League (PSL). The player is a midfielder, and wears the number 18 jersey for his side. Nicknamed “Bibo” for his love of Bibo Juice, Mpho has come a long way to the professional that he is today.
Did you know that Mpho Makola got his big break and recognition after scoring a beautiful free kick? After that game, the likes of Free State Stars’ Rantsie and Kotso Mokoena got to see what he could do and promptly gave him trials. What else is there to know about Mpho?
Mpho Makola profile summary
- Name: Mpho Terence Makola.
- Date of birth: 4th May 1986.
- Place of birth: Alexandra, South Africa.
- Mpho Makola age: 33 years old as of 2019.
- Nationality: South African.
- Mpho Makola Instagram: @mphomakola.
- Mpho Makola Facebook: @MphoMakolaOfficial.
- Mpho Makola Twitter: @MphoMakolaSA.
- Relationship status: In a relationship.
- Measurements: 1.70 meters (5 feet 7 inches) and 71Kg (156 pounds).
- Occupation: Professional football player.
- Famous for: Playing for the PSL.
Mpho Makola biography
Mpho was born to a Pedi mom and a Tswana father, although the two split up when he was young. From his mother’s side, he has three siblings (2 brothers and a sister). On his father’s side, he has two siblings (a brother and a sister).
Mpho grew up in the streets of Alexandra and attended Yeoville Community Primary School and Barnato Park High School through a sports bursary. All this time in school, he was an active sports player. In his teen years, he was also deep in drugs and gangs, and almost joined a hijacking group. However, he managed to avoid the worst of it all to make it professionally as a football player.
Eventually, he joined Boston City College in 2008 for higher studies although he kept playing football at Jersey Queens Legodi's Academy before getting his big break.
Mpho Makola career
In his earlier days, Terence played for Vaal Tech in the Vodacom League (ABC Motsepe League) although things were really tough and proper housing was hard to come by. At that time, he used to stay with Tshidiso Tukane who is also a professional footballer. His salary was a pittance at only R900 per month.
Between 1999 and 2003, in his youth career, he was also affiliated with Bidvest Wits, Kaizer Chiefs, and Africa Sport Youth. His first senior team was Free State Stars where he played between 2008 and 2012, made 71 appearances and scored six goals. His very first match with Stars was in the Nedbank Cup against Chiefs and it was the first time his mom came to see him play.
Where is Mpho Makola now? In 2012, he left Stars and joined Orlando Pirates where he stayed until 2019. He made 118 appearances with Pirates and managed to find the back of the net 22 times. This year, he joined Cape Town City in a two-year contract with an option for a third year.
On the national stage, he made his debut against Senegal in an international friendly game on September 8, 2015. He scored then.
The following are his club stats as of January 30, 2018.
Mpho Makola salary
The details of his contract at City have not been fully revealed although his previous salary at Pirates was around R180,000 per month. With that kind of money, Mpho Makola house problems look like a long gone nightmare. Mpho Makola net worth is about R7.5 million.
Mpho Makola wife and kid
The handsome footballer is not married, although he is in a steady relationship with the stunning Tumi Mbanga. The two of them have a son.
Mpho Makola latest news
In the recent match played against Kaizer Chiefs at the Cape Town Stadium, Mpho allegedly shoved the referee. Now he may face punishment with the nation’s football governing bodies looking into the matter. Interestingly, the referee only cautioned him.
With these details, now you have more information about the talented footballer. We wish all the best to Mpho Makola in his present journey at Cape Town City and in his family matters.
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