- Kaizer Chiefs legend Siphiwe Tshabalala expressed absolute delight as he celebrated his achievements for the Soweto giants
- The AmaZulu midfielder says he's humbled to sit at the top of the scoring charts for the Naturena-based club
- Among those he sees are icons are the late John Moshoeu and goal poacher Collins Mbesuma, among other big names
He is currently on the books of AmaZulu, but Simphiwe Tshabalala remains a legend at Kaizer Chiefs and recently celebrated his goalscoring tally.
Famously known as 'Shabba' in football circles, the 36-year-old took to his Instagram page to rejoice over his accomplishments at Naturena.
The former Free State Stars skipper has netted 58 goals for the Gold-and-Black in a career that spanned over a decade with the Soweto bigshots.
After joining Chiefs back in 2007 from Ea Lla Koto, the former Bafana Bafana star has featured in 292 matches across all competitions for Amakhosi. Tshabalala said on Instagram:
“I see great names on this list? Such a great honour to be among these great individuals, occupying the number one spot is just a bonus. I’m humbled.”
Having also captained the club, Tshabalala's trophy cabinet is rich with individual accolades as well as those he has won with his teammates.
The dreadlocked legend has lifted the Premier Soccer League trophy on two occasions - the MTN8 and the Nedbank Cup - plus he also has three Telkom Knockout Cup trophies.
Apart from the major titles, he also boasts the Vodacom Challenge as well as the Telkom Charity Cup gold medals, which he won in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
As if that's enough to earn him legendary status, the Soweto-born star became a household name when the country hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Tshabalala became the first player to score a goal during the first global showpiece hosted on the African continent when he bagged a goal against Mexico at FNB Stadium.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za recently reported that another legend Steven Pienaar deserves a spot among many Bafana legends as he went from rags to riches.
Pienaar is among those people who perfectly fit the category of going from grass to grace as he was born and bred in an impoverished environment in Johannesburg - Westbury - where he witnessed gang violence.
Known as 'Schillo', the 39-year-old rose to prominence as a teenager and went on to become a household name for both his clubs and the national team - he also played for Ajax Amsterdam, Everton, and Tottenham Hotspur.
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