Zane Moosa is a retired footballer and former Supersport analyst who used to play for the Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs in his heydays. He was a talented player who took the team to greater heights thanks to his formidable football skills in local and international football.
In recent news, he has been reported to be suffering from depression after being sacked from Supersport TV. His family, especially his older brother, Smiley Moosa, is trying to support him through the ordeal. We shall have a look at his life story here.
- Full name: Zane Moosa
- Age: 52 years
- Year of birth: 1968
- Gender: Male
- Nationality: South African
- Profession: Retired footballer, Football analyst
Zane began his career at the age of 20 by playing for the Bidvest Wits club of the Wits University and Mamelodi Sundowns club like the young footballer Bruce Bvuma, who once played for the Wits Juniors. He later transferred to Al-Ahli Saudi for one year. He also played for Jomo Cosmos and the Brazilian soccer team known as Santos for several years before moving back to South Africa to join Orlando Pirates, which has some of the best paid footballers in South Africa.
In 1992, he played for South Africa’s national team for four years before moving on a loan to Avendale Athletico of Capetown city. In 1998, he played for the Kaizer Chiefs club until his retirement. Zane Moosa nickname was known as Duck because his legs looked like they had rickets.
He is remembered to be part of the soccer squad that won the 1996 African Cup of Nations cup and won five caps for the national team. He regrets joining the Kaizer Chiefs late in his career since he believes he would have done his best while on the team.
He has made over 300 football appearances and scored 50 goals in his entire career. He has a played for several clubs in his career, some of them from the Middle East, such as Itihad FC. He is remembered as a legend, especially at the Mamelodi Sundowns league, which recently won the ABSA Premiership finals.
He was working in Supersport TV as an analyst before going into depression this year in May. He was fired from his job, and the reasons for his dismissal are unknown.
However, his elder brother, Smiley, said that 'He was saying he was asked to shave off his beard, now Zane is a devoted Muslim like most of us and he told them that this is a culture of Muslim people to keep beards. The same thing with (Hashim) Amla, nobody tells Amla to shave his beard you know.'
Zane has a couple of photos from social media. Most depict his life on the football arena while others show him interacting with fans in various places. We shall have a look at his photos more closely here.
1. Break at work
Here Zane is seen doing a pose for the camera while at work in the Supersport studios.
2. Zane coaching
Here he is seen coaching football at the Mamelodi Sundowns football club.
3. Up and about
Here he is seen mingling with friends at an event.
His videos still trend in the media, especially YouTube, where thousands of fans have watched his kicking skills with enthusiasm. The videos take you back to the 1990's era of football in South Africa. Zane was a popular legend at the time known for his dribbling skills especially at Kaizer Chiefs who are known as Msanzi's Soccer giants.
He was a talented midfielder during his playing days until 1999 when he retired. He is remembered for passing the ball over to other players with ease and running with the ball all the way to the goal post while evading the opposing side. His energy on the soccer field will be greatly remembered.
Zane Moosa is a football legend from South Africa who entertained football fans with his exceptional skills. Even after retirement, he is remembered for having won the Kaizer Chiefs club several goals and recognition.
He is a highly sought after player with exceptional football skills like dribbling. His talent took him to Orlando Pirates on a contract of 250,000 thousand dollars in 2019.