Buhle Mkhwanazi bio: age, injury, Transfermarket, profile

Buhle Mkhwanazi bio: age, injury, Transfermarket, profile

Buhle Mkhwanazi is one of South Africa’s most respected football players at the moment. He has had a successful career and has gained many fans. This biography is intended to tell you more about the man behind the name. Read on!

Buhle Mkhwanazi highlights 2020

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Buhle Mkhwanazi has represented his teams throughout the years, whether it was Bafana Bafana or in the local leagues. He is in the news again with rumours of a transfer. Read on to find out what is going on and why he is valuable as a player.

Buhle Mkhwanazi profile summary

  • Name: Buhle Mkhwanazi
  • Date of birth: February 1st, 1990
  • Age: 30 years
  • Place of birth: Bloemfontein, Free State
  • Nationality: South African
  • Occupation: Professional football player
  • Current club: Bidvest Wits F.C.
  • Jersey number: 15
  • Position: Centre-back
  • Height: 1.80 metres
  • Buhle Mkhwanazi Instagram: @buhlemkhwanazi
  • Buhle Mkhwanazi Twitter: @BuhleMkhwanazi

Buhle Mkhwanazi age

He was born on February 1st, 1990 in Free State’s Bloemfontein region. This makes his current age 30 years. There is limited information on his early life and education but any new information will be reflected in this article in the future.

Career

He got his professional start at age 20 when he played for the Mamelodi Sundowns. His position is defensive midfielder or centre-back. He currently plays for the Bidvest Wits F.C. alongside Thulani Hlatshwayo and Sifiso Hlanti.

Buhle Mkhwanazi latest news is that his future with Bidvest Wits is uncertain. The club was sold and there is a chance that he might transfer elsewhere. His agent revealed that he still has a year left on his contract, and there are talks for extending it by 3 years before the sale.

Buhle Mkhwanazi bio

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Buhle Mkhwanazi Transfermarket

His profile on Transfermarkt has the following information:

Statistics

His statistics for the current season are the following:

ABSA Premiership 19/20:

  • Appearances – 19
  • Goals – 1
  • Assists – None
  • Yellow cards – 3
  • Second yellows – 1
  • Red cards – None

CAF Confederation Cup 19/20:

  • Appearances – 9
  • Goals – None
  • Assists – None
  • Yellow cards – None
  • Second yellows – None
  • Red cards – None

Nedbank Cup 19/20:

  • Appearances – 3
  • Goals – None
  • Assists – None
  • Yellow cards – None
  • Second yellows – None
  • Red cards – None

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Buhle Mkhwanazi stats

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MTN 19/20:

  • Appearances – 1
  • Goals – None
  • Assists – None
  • Yellow cards – None
  • Second yellows – None
  • Red cards – None

Telkom Knockout 19/20:

  • Appearances – 1
  • Goals – None
  • Assists – None
  • Yellow cards – None
  • Second yellows – None
  • Red cards – None

Injury history

  • 16/17 season – Knee surgery for 182 days resulting in 17 missed games
  • 16/17 season – Nasal bone fracture for 74 days resulting in 5 missed games
  • 15/16 season – Unknown injury for 18 days resulting in 4 missed games
  • 14/15 season – Hamstring injury for 19 days resulting in 2 missed games

Market value and rankings

  • Current market value – 900,000 Euros
  • Highest market value – 1.1 million Euros
  • Rank among worldwide players – 5,720
  • Rank among players of the ABSA Premiership – 12
  • Rank among players at Bidvest Wits FC – 4
  • Rank among South African football players – 20
  • Rank among all players playing as “Centre-Back” – 931
  • Rank among players born in 1990 – 406

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Buhle Mkhwanazi highlights 19/20

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Transfer history

  • July 1st, 2010 (10/11 season) – Left Mamelodi Sundown, joined Sundowns
  • August 1st, 2011 (11/12 season) – Left Sundowns to join Bloemfontein on a loan with a market value of 75,000 Euros
  • June 30th, 2012 (11/12 season) – Left Bloemfontein to return to Sundowns after the end of a loan
  • June 19th, 2012 (12/13 season) – Left Sundowns to join University of Pretoria F.C. on loan with a market value of 75,000 Euros
  • June 30th, 2013 (12/13 season) – Left University of Pretoria F.C. to return to Sundowns after the end of a loan
  • July 2nd, 2013 (13/14 season) – Left Sundowns to return to University of Pretoria F.C.
  • July 10th, 2014 (14/15 season) – Left the University of Pretoria F.C. to join Bidvest Wits F.C.

Achievements

  • South African Champion in the 16/17 season with Bidvest Wits F.C.
  • South African Cup winner in the 17/18 season with Bidvest Wits F.C.

National team

He has been part of the South African national team (Bafana Bafana) in the following events:

African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifications:

  • Appearances – 6
  • Yellow cards – 1
  • Total minutes played – 540

Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON):

  • Appearances – 5
  • Total minutes played – 450

International friendlies:

  • Appearances – 4
  • Yellow cards – 1
  • Total minutes played – 294

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Buhle Mkhwanazi stats

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Buhle Mkhwanazi house

In 2016, he posted a picture to Instagram of a house he was building but he deleted it shortly after. However, some websites still have photographs.

Buhle Mkhwanazi injury

In early May 2017, he sustained a knee injury that left him unable to play for most of the year. During the season, he helped his team win the MTN8 trophy as well as with advancing in the league.

The injury was sustained in a match against his former team, the Mamelodi Sundowns (Masandawana). He was injured early on in the second half but his team beat their opponents, and he went on to win the Man of the Match award. He required surgery for his injury to heal completely.

He returned to the field in November of that year after 7 months in recovery. In his first match, he showed everybody that he was still one of the best football players in South Africa. He knocked down a header from a free-kick and set up Bidvest Wits striker James Keene for the winning goal to beat Kaizer Chiefs 1-0.

Speaking after the match, he said:

The healing period was tough. The fact that we were not doing well was affecting me somehow. I am happy that I am back and will try and help the team.

This was not his first time with an injury. He had sustained a hamstring injury in 2014 that left him unable to participate any longer in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers with Bafana Bafana.

That concludes our Buhle Mkhwanazi biography. What club are you hoping to see him play for next? Who is your favourite football player? Feel free to leave your thoughts and feedback in the comments section below.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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