Throughout football history, South Africa has produced several players with great skill and talent, and if you are an ardent football fan, then you must know Oupa Manyisa. He, alongside other midfield greats like Aubrey Modiba, Ben Motshwari, Bongani Zungu, and Hlompo Kekana, has helped to elevate South Africa's football image.
Oupa Manyisa is an ace South African midfielder who plays for the Mamelodi Sundowns FC. He also helps out in Bafanabafana, the South African national team. He was taken in by Orlando Pirates in 2008 and his skills instantly impressed the coach. Manyisa went on to have a fruitful 2010/2011 season as he effectively partnered with Andile Jali on the pitch. During that season, he was quite instrumental in Orlando Pirate’s historic domestic Treble win.
What is Oupa Manyisa age?
The midfielder was born on July 30th, 1988. Therefore, he is 31 years old.
- Name: Oupa Matthews Manyisa
- Place of birth: Mohlakeng, South Africa
- Playing position: Central midfielder
- Current team: Mamelodi Sundowns
- Jersey number: 7
- Youth clubs: PJ Stars; Africa Sports Youth Academy and Napoli FC (South Africa)
At the youth level
At an early age, Oupa was fortunate to get good breaks in his football career. He, for example, began playing at Napoli FC's amateur side in South Africa when he was only seven years old. After nine years with Napoli, he moved to the club PJ stars. Along the way, Coach Harold Legodi of the Africa Sports Youth Academy took him in and helped to develop his talent in a significant way. Legodi assisted Manyisa to get tried by major teams like Manchester United, Chelsea, and Blackburn Rovers. He also had trials at Strasbourg and Caen in France.
Oupa Manyisa wife
The Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder's wife is called Johanna Louw. They found love while still teenagers in 2006. At that time, Oupe was in the Africa Sports Youth Development Academy while the lady was schooling at Liberty Community School in Highlands North. Rarely do such teenage relationships work, but this couple nurtured it well until they got married. Interestingly Johanna and Oupa are age mates - 31 years old.
In February 2017, the couple had been blessed with baby Kutloano, but misfortune struck, and this baby passed on after about three weeks. Thankfully, they conceived again nine months later.
Talking to the DRUM online magazine, Johanna said:
"We're past the second trimester of the pregnancy, and we are very excited about our daughter," Johanna says.
Will the injury keep him off the pitch for long?
Sport can be a lucrative but delicate industry because a single injury can complicate matters in your career or even wreck it. This year, Manyisa ruptured his tendon, necessitating an operation on his Achilles tendon. The operation was quite delicate, and it may take a while for him to get back to his regular foam. Such cases usually put teams between a hard place and a rock as they are never sure whether to wait or dismiss the player. Oupa's injury may jeopardize his future at the Mamelodi Sundowns too. We wish him a quick recovery.
Oupa Manyisa salary Sundowns
After moving from Pirates to Mamelodi Sundowns, his salary could be estimated at R250000.
Manyisa seems to inhibit an addictive preference for BMWs. Here is a sample of one of his BMW cars.
He also has a Matt Orange BMW X6 valued at about R1.2 million, but his wife Johanna drives a red one.
Oupa Manyisa currently plays for Mamelodi Sundowns as a mid-fielder.
Oupa Manyisa news
In July this year, Manyisa (dubbed the Mamelodi Sundowns forgotten man) reportedly said he was going nowhere and promised to maneuver his way back into coach Mosimane's plan for the next season.
"I am working tirelessly at pre-season to show coach Pitso Mosimane my commitment to the cause and convince him to pick me‚" he said
Oupa Manyisa Instagram
Being a football star, Manyisa's Instagram has a sizable following of 83.9K people. He follows 685 people and his account has 482 posts.
1. Displaying his favorite boots
2. In action
Watching his game, one cannot help but notice how skillful Oupa Manyisa is. For now, though, we can all wish him well and remain optimistic about his full recovery.