Thabo Rakhale is a South African football player who is presently contracted to Chippa United FC of the Premier Soccer League. He is widely known as a talented player in the midfield position where the Thabo Rakhale skills have blossomed over the years. His senior life started at the Sivutsa Stars in 2010, and his trajectory has been shooting up since then. Here is all about the famous star.
Did you know that Thabo Rakhale is so good that in 2018 he went for a trial after being called up by the Turkish side Istanbulspor? It may not have worked out then but it gives you an insight into the ability of the dribbling wizard. What else is there to know about the player aside from his trickery and showboating?
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Thabo Rakhale profile summary
- Full name: Thabo Rakhale
- Date of birth: 20 March 1990
- Place of birth: Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa
- Thabo Rakhale age: Will be turning 30 years old in 2020
- Nationality: South African
- Thabo Rakhale Facebook: @Thabo Jomodinho Rakhale
- Thabo Rakhale Instagram: @rakhale_stjitjo
- Relationship status: Dating
- Thabo Rakhale height: 1.74 m (5 feet 9 inches)
- Occupation: Football player
- Famous for: Playing for Chippa United FC and amazing showboating skills
Thabo Rakhale biography
Growing up in Sebokeng, Gauteng, the talented midfielder attended Katleho Impumelelo Secondary School and completed it in 2007 according to Thabo Rakhale education details on Facebook. Between early 2008 and the end of 2010, Thabo was a Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy at NWU Soccer Institute. From his Instagram page, it is clear that the footballer is very close to his mother, evidenced by regular photos of her with heart-melting captions.
Here is a picture of Thabo Rakhale's sister. She is younger than the footballer.
Thabo has always been a lover of football just like his father. In fact, that is why he also grew up as a staunch supporter of Orlando Pirates because Thabo Rakhale's father used to take him to the stadium to watch them play. Growing up, he always looked up to Steve Lekoela and Ronaldinho for inspiration, and his best friends in football are Buyelani Sali and Veli Mothwa.
The player started out his career at the North West University (NWU) during his youth. After that, he joined his first team in 2010 called Sivutsa Stars. Unfortunately, he did not make any appearances there until he joined his favorite club, Orlando Pirates, in 2012. He was sent out on a loan twice, once back to Sivutsa between 2012-2013, and then with Polokwane City between 2013-2014. He was with the Pirates until joining Chippa United in 2018.
Known for his showboating skills, he has come under some criticism from British media. This came after he used some skill moves in a match against the Kaizer Chiefs while he was still contracted to the Pirates. Fortunately, local coaches dived to his rescue soon after.
His senior stats are as follows in the order of year, team, appearances, and goals
- 2010 – 2012: Sivutsa Stars: 0:0
- 2012 – 2017: Orlando Pirates: 68:3
- 2012 – 2013: Sivutsa Stars (Loan): 23:10
- 2013 – 2014: Polokwane City (Loan): 22:1
- 2018 – date: Chippa United: 13:2
Thabo Rakhale car
Initially, Thabo was driving a low-key ride, Citi Golf. In late 2015, it was reported that he had acquired a BMW 1 Series that was worth a cool R650,000. He also used to drive a KIA although he smashed it up soon after joining Chippa in 2017. It was reported that he was not too happy with the switch and started engaging in excessive drinking that caused the accident.
Thabo Rakhale girlfriend and child
All the reports point towards the fact that he is dating. However, just like most relationships, his have not been without incidents. Three years ago, he was arrested on charges of assault on his partner although he was later released after they were withdrawn.
Is there Thabo Rkhale's son? Going by the star's Instagram posts, he has a favorite baby boy that he keeps posting about, and the child's birthday is on March 1st.
Thabo Rakhale salary and interests
The footballer has worked his way up to stardom and has a good house. Although we cannot specify the exact amount, Thabo Rakhale salary must be high considering he can afford a lifestyle above average. His highest market value at the time of transfer was 350 thousand euros when he joined Chippa United from Orlando Pirates in 2018. He is fond of going to malls and the beach when he gets time. He keeps his mind away from football by reading books. He loves RnB/Soul music and his favorite movie is 3 Idiots.
Thabo Rakhale latest news
News surrounding the player suggests that his time at Chippa United may be coming to an end. The reason for this is that the club has financial difficulties so it is unable to meet his demands. The rumor mill has it that Kaizer Chiefs are interested in Thabo to replace Khama Billiat.
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Thabo Rakhale is an exciting talent to watch on the pitch with his dazzling skills and dribbling abilities. Regardless of where he ends up, we will surely be entertained and impressed by his skills. With the Total African Nations Championship coming up, hopefully, he gets called up for Bafana Bafana.
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