Mandla Masango is a famous South African footballer. He has played for several clubs, including Kaizer Chiefs, which was his first team. His talent and skills in football have attracted the attention several clubs both in South Africa and internationally, including Randers in Danish, SuperSport United and Bafana. Here is all you need to know about him.
He is not only a football player but also a diploma holder in General Management. He studied project management at the Boston City Campus, and his fellow players admire his hard work and skills. He has also won several awards in his career as a football player.
- Full name: Mandla Grateful Masango
- Gender: Male
- Date of birth: 18th July 1989
- Age: 30
- Nationality: South Africa
- Position: Middle fielder
- Mandla Masango current team: South Africa national football team
- Mandla Masango Instagram: masangomandla
Mandla Masango biography
Mandla is a footballer from South Africa. He was born on 18th July 1989 and raised in Kwaggafontein, Mpumalanga, in South Africa. Masango plays as a middle fielder and forward - right winger. He currently plays for the South Africa national football team and is still searching for a club.
Mandla Masango family
Masango has not revealed his parents' details to the public. He is single and not seeing anyone at the moment. There is no much information about his past relationships as well.
He made his football career debut on 15th August 2007 against Thanda Royal Zulu and joined Kaizer Chiefs the same year ahead of the 2007-2008 Premier Soccer League season. After his debut to Kaizer Chiefs, he scored the chief’s first goal in a 2-0 win. He slowly became a regular in his first-team through making ten league appearances in 2009-2010, and he has won several leagues for several teams.
In 2012-2013, he played for Chiefs, and they won a League and double. In 2013-2014, he made his Champions League debut against Black Africa and scored 3-0. He came off the bench in the Nedbank Cup last sixteen matches and scored against ABC Motsepe league side FC Buffalo.
He has also received an offer from Mpumalanga Black Aces, but this deal was not successful after they found out his high salary requirement. He was also at a point of being loaned by Ajax Cape Town or the Moroka Swallows. Malango began the 2014-2015 season with a brace win, scoring 4-0 over Mpumalanga.
His score of a solitary penalty goal in the 45th minute against Maritzburg United attracted the interest of Ligue 1 club Renneshoping to sign him. They even had to send a representative to South Africa to monitor him playing. His football skills, like scoring with a header, also attracted the likes of Redness, Anorthorsis Famagusta, and Hapoel Tel Aviv.
On 11th September 2014, Musango and Stuart Baxter were named ABSA player and coach of the month respectively. At the age of 27, Masango had 13 cups and three goals for Bafana.
Mandla Gcaba was earning R100,000 per month while playing for Kaizer Chiefs. The Siya crew, later on, revealed that Masango was looking to bag his salary to R200,000 a month, having played a vital role in the Chiefs league. Supersport United, however, said that Masango was out of the SuperSport’s price range and was just training with them to keep fit. Masango, who was holding a hefty salary package during negotiations with Kaizer Chiefs, has received a satisfactory offer from his new Danish club.
Mandla Masango cars
The South African football sensation drives classy cars. He has been spotted with a BMW I Series-that costs around R400,000 and an Audi R8 that approximately costs R1,500,000.
Mandla Masango latest news
The famous football player has been through some challenges in his career. Masango spent several seasons playing for chiefs. However, he left Chiefs and joined Randers FC in Denmark which he left in July 2017 and has since not played for any other clubs.
The former Kaizer Chiefs winger allegedly tried his luck at Highlands Park, aiming to revive his ailing career in the premier. Even though he still looks sharp, the Highland Park decided not to sign Mandla Masango because he has been out of the game for so long, and therefore, it will take some time before he is back to his best.
He has been declined to join BUCS where the former Orlando Pirates star Mkhalele said that he was not good enough for BUCS. Masango is currently recognized as one of Denmark’s Randers players but was sidelined after a fall-out with the team for stopping a move to fellow the Danish outfit Aalborg.
In other Mandla Masango news, the Ex-Chiefs star is still struggling to make ends meet. He relocated to his family home after he could no longer afford to pay the rent of his luxury house in Midrand.
Mandla Masango's career journey has been quite impressive. Although he is one of the famous footballers in South Africa, his career has also been frustrating. This started when he stopped playing for the Danish club, Randers. His struggles to join another team were null.