Ramahlwe Mphahlele is an extraordinarily talented South African soccer player. He is currently the right-back player for the Kaizer Chief Football Club. His journey to stardom is stimulating and worth knowing, especially for soccer lovers. Do you know where it all started? Also, to what extent can you tell about his personal life? Read on!
Football is an exciting sport for many. However, it could not have been so if not for people such as Rama. His skills to control the ball while in the field make him a fan’s favorite for many people.
Some of the clubs he has played for include Moroka Swallows, Mamelodi Sundowns, and Pretoria University, among many others. Simply, he has worked his way up the ladder to become the star he is today.
Ramahlwe Mphahlele profile summary
- Birth names: Ramahlwe Mphahlele
- Nickname: Rama
- Date of birth: 1st February 1990
- Place of birth: Ga Mphahlele, South Africa
- Age: 30 years old
- Zodiac sign: Aquarius
- Occupation: Soccer player
- Position: Defender
- Current club: Kaizer Chiefs F.C
- Nationality: South African
Ramahlwe Mphahlele bio
Rama was born on 1st February 1980 in Ga Mphahlele, South Africa. His father is a primary instructor. Unlike some players, he was brought up in a humble family. He had a troubled childhood experience. According to Kaizer Chiefs, the player engaged himself in a small business, as a child, selling onions and tomatoes to boost his family’s income.
In 2002, he attended the Turfloop Sport School of Excellence for his primary education. Later, he proceeded to Mamabudišha High School. His experience in school was not the best. Ramahlwe Mphahlele mother faced difficulties raising his school fees. Fortunately, his principal agreed to sponsor him through the bursary program, making it easier for his parents.
How old is Ramahlwe Mphahlele?
Currently, Ramahlwe Mphahlele age is 30. Usually, he celebrates his birthdays on the 1st of February every year. While turning a year older, some of his teammates sent him happy birthday messages through various social media platforms. Tight was one of them.
The Kaizer FC defender, unlike most celebrity players, prefers to keep a low profile, especially when it comes to personal matters. It is for this reason that little is on the public regarding the Ramahlwe Mphahlele family. Even so, his father is said to be a primary teacher, teaching mathematics and history. The names of his mother and siblings, if any, are yet to be known.
So far, the Kaizer Chiefs F.C defender has been in one established relationship. That said, who is Ramahlwe Mphahlele girlfriend? Well, he showed off his girlfriend on social media in 2018. Unfortunately, her name has not been established yet. Also, there is little known about his love life due to his secretive nature.
Similar to most athletes, Rama has been able to maintain his fit body physique. According to the last available body statistics, Ramahlwe Mphahlele height is 1.85 m. On the other hand, he weighs 80 kg.
Rama started playing football from a tender age, precisely, in high school. His favorite player is Paulo Maldini, the Italian soccer player. Like most celebrated footballers, he started way below playing for junior youth clubs in his hometown. Some of those clubs include the Turfloop School of Excellence and Moroka Swallows.
He represented the clubs for some time before he was scouted by Godfrey Mosoetsa, who is affiliated to the SuperSport Feyenoord Academy. In August 2011, he officially began his senior soccer career by joining Mamelodi Sundowns F.C.
On the 8th of August 2012, he was loaned to the University of Pretoria, which was under the leadership of Steve Barker (head coach). The coach offered him the opportunity to showcase his talent to the world. It is here that he started catching the attention of many soccer lovers in the country.
In January 2013, he returned to Sundowns FC because it was the end of his loan term. Again, he was transferred to Kaizer Chiefs F.C on the 1st of July 2016. Since then, he has been representing the team in various leagues. His term in the club is set to expire on the 30th of June 2021.
His impeccable defending skills have also seen him represent the country’s national U-20 and U-23 squads. Interestingly, he has now become a significant figure in the senior team.
Below is a summary of Ramahlwe Mphahlele stats, starting from 2006 to 2020:
- Appearances: 273
- Points per match (PPG): 1.59
- Goals: 6
- Assists: 16
- Yellow cards: 29
- Minutes played: 23.730'
NOTE: These statistics are based on the following competitions: Nedbank Cup, ABSA Premiership, Telkom Knockout, MTN8, and CAF-Champions League
Net worth and salary
At the moment, he is among the best and highly paid PSL players in the country. According to Sowetan Live, Ramahlwe Mphahlele salary at Kaizer Chief FC is R120 000. This is 30,000 higher than what he was paid while at Mamelodi Sundowns FC. On the other hand, FmDataba estimates his annual wage to be € 175K per annum.
Ramahlwe Mphahlele cars and house
The star owns lavish properties, including cars and a house. For instance, Ramahlwe Mphahlele house is among his many assets that keep people talking. At times, he shares pictures of the house on his social media pages.
Similarly, Ramahlwe Mphahlele car collection includes the following brands: Toyota RAV4, Opel Corsa bakkie, and Audi S3.
Social media presence
Rama is an active Instagram and Twitter user. Often, he engages his followers through the two platforms. Below are the handles to the pages:
- Ramahlwe Mphahlele Instagram: @ramaross305
- Ramahlwe Mphahlele Twitter: @Ramaross305
Ramahlwe Mphahlele injury update
The right-back player has sustained several injuries since he started playing professional soccer. Some of them include thigh muscle strain, ankle, and knee injury. The recent one was the knee surgery that saw him sit on the bench for 54 days. He was about to make a comeback in March before the country was hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
The former Amakhosi defender recently convinced Rama to leave the club. In his argument, he points out that he had undergone the same issue while on the team. To him, Mphahlele is highly talented, but he has not been allowed enough playing time.
Ramahlwe Mphahlele is a talented and hardworking soccer player. He is currently offering his services to Kaizer Chiefs Football Club. His stay in the club has proven worthwhile because of his experience and skills.