Throwback Thursday: A leader and rock at the back, Siyabonga Sangweni

Throwback Thursday: A leader and rock at the back, Siyabonga Sangweni

Former Orlando Pirates defender Siyabonga Sangweni hung up his boots in 2016, but left a lasting mark at the club. Briefly.co.za takes a look at his impact on this Throwback Thursday.

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Former Orlando Pirates defender Siyabonga Sangweni became a legend at the Bucs, but first made a name for himself at Golden Arrows.

Sangweni played for Arrows between 2005 and 2011. During this spell, he contributed towards them winning their first major trophy - the MTN8 in 2009.

The tough tackling defender was soon noticed and he made his Bafana Bafana debut in 2007.

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Briefly.co.za recalls that Sangweni amassed 29 caps for the national team between 2007 and 2013.

Orlando Pirates noticed the defender's unquestionable talent and signed him in 2011.

Sangweni showcased his leadership skills and enjoyed a glorious spell at the Buccaneers.

Sangweni's contribution was immense as the Buccaneers won the treble during the 2011/ 2012 season.

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The 38-year-old hing up his boots in 2016, but is still sorely missed at Pirates.

Briefly.co.za understands Sangweni now focuses his efforts on uplifting his community.

Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that former Orlando Pirates star Steve Lekoelea made a name for himself as a dribbling wizard with an eye for a pass.

Incredibly, Lekoelea made his professional debut at the tender age of 15.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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