Football Flashback Friday: A look at MacBeth Sibaya's glory days

Football Flashback Friday: A look at MacBeth Sibaya's glory days

MacBeth Sibaya enjoyed a glittering career with Bafana Bafana and made a name for himself in Europe. On this Flashback Friday, we remember the midfielder in his glory days.

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In 1977, Mzansi was blessed with a talented football player, who would go on to make a name for himself in Europe.

MacBeth Sibaya had a unique name - based on the Shakespearean play, but also boasted quite a unique playing style.

In a country where flair and showboating is often lauded, Sibaya cut against the grain.

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The midfielder was known for the solidity he provided and did the simple things exceptionally well.

This focus on the essential as opposed to the flashy, stood him in good stead, especially when he moved abroad.

The midfielder featured in leagues across Europe and can boast winning the Norwegian Premier League title, Russian Premier League and Super Cup.

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Sibaya's best spell came with Russian side Rubin Kazan and he was named their player of the season in his debut season.

The Durban-born player also featured for Bafana Bafana on 62 occasions, which included the 2002 and 2010 Fifa World Cup squads.

Briefly.co.za recalls that Sibaya hung up his boots in 2013, but then embarked on a career in coaching.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously gave a Flashback Friday spot to Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune.

Khune pulled off a number of outstanding saves when Bafana Bafana faced off against Brazil.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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