Thabo Mngomeni

Date of birth24 June 1969
NationalitySouth African
PositionMidfielder

A real character Thabo could have been a professional cricketer as he was a wicket keeper of some note in his youth. He chose football and made his debut in 1992 for the Cape Town Spurs. He left after a dispute with the club after two seasons and joined the unfashionable Bush Bucks in the eastern cape and was instrumental in the team winning the Coca Cola Cup in 1997. His performances for the Bucks led to an international debut at the age of 29 in October 1998 against Angola. He established himself as a regular in the national team and after a financial dispute with his club he transfer listed himself and was snapped up by the Orlando Pirates in 2001. His fiery temperament earned him a six-month ban for an altercation with a referee earlier in the season but this did not stop him playing in the African Nations' Cup Finals. Strong and aggressive he adds steel to the midfield and offers the team an attacking option in the air.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 5
1
1
1998-99 South Africa COSAFA Cup 2
1998-99 South Africa Inauguration Challenge 1
1998-99 South Africa International Friendly 4
1999-00 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 2
1999-00 South Africa Afro-Asian Cup of Nations 1
1999-00 South Africa COSAFA Cup 3
1
1999-00 South Africa FIFA World Cup 2
1999-00 South Africa International Friendly 1
1
1999-00 South Africa US Nike Cup 1
2
1
2000-01 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 1
1
1
2000-01 South Africa COSAFA Cup 1
2000-01 South Africa International Friendly 1
2001-02 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 2
2
1
2001-02 South Africa COSAFA Cup 1
2001-02 South Africa International Friendly 3
1
1
2001-02 South Africa Reunification Cup 1
2002-03 South Africa African Games 1
1
2002-03 South Africa Olympics 1
1
2004-05 South Africa COSAFA Cup 2
2004-05 South Africa FIFA World Cup
1
2004-05 South Africa International Friendly
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
03 Oct 1998 South Africa v Angola W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 4
16 Dec 1998 South Africa v Egypt W 2-1 International Friendly
23 Jan 1999 Mauritius v South Africa D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 4
20 Feb 1999 Botswana v South Africa W 1-2 COSAFA Cup Preliminary
27 Feb 1999 South Africa v Gabon W 4-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 4
10 Apr 1999 Gabon v South Africa L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 4
28 Apr 1999 Denmark v South Africa D 1-1 International Friendly
06 May 1999 Trinidad and Tobago v South Africa L 2-0 International Friendly
09 May 1999 Jamaica v South Africa D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 South Africa v Mauritius W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 4
16 Jun 1999 South Africa v Zimbabwe L 0-1 INAUGURATION CHALLENGE
20 Jun 1999 Angola v South Africa D 2-2 Africa Cup of Nations Group 4
31 Jul 1999 Namibia v South Africa L 1-1 (1-4) COSAFA Cup Quarter-final
18 Sep 1999 South Africa v Saudi Arabia W 1-0 AFRO-ASIAN CUP OF NATIONS 1st leg
02 Feb 2000 South Africa v Algeria D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group B
10 Feb 2000 Nigeria v South Africa L 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
09 Apr 2000 Lesotho v South Africa W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
22 Apr 2000 South Africa v Lesotho W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
29 Apr 2000 South Africa v Mauritius W 3-0 COSAFA Cup 1st round
28 May 2000 Malta v South Africa W 0-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 USA v South Africa L 4-0 US NIKE CUP
07 Jun 2000 Mexico v South Africa L 4-2 US NIKE CUP
11 Jun 2000 Republic of Ireland v South Africa L 2-1 US NIKE CUP
18 Jun 2000 South Africa v Swaziland W 2-0 COSAFA Cup Quarter-final
29 Jul 2000 South Africa v Zimbabwe L 0-1 COSAFA Cup Semi-final
03 Sep 2000 Congo v South Africa W 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
07 Oct 2000 South Africa v France D 0-0 International Friendly
16 Dec 2000 South Africa v Liberia W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
29 Apr 2001 Mozambique v South Africa W 0-3 COSAFA Cup 1st round
15 Jan 2002 South Africa v Angola W 1-0 International Friendly
20 Jan 2002 Burkina Faso v South Africa D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
24 Jan 2002 Ghana v South Africa D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
30 Jan 2002 Morocco v South Africa L 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
03 Feb 2002 Mali v South Africa L 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals quarter-final
20 Mar 2002 Saudi Arabia v South Africa L 1-0 International Friendly
30 Mar 2002 Botswana v South Africa W 0-0 (5-4) COSAFA Cup 1st round
18 Apr 2002 South Africa v Ecuador D 0-0 International Friendly
12 May 2002 South Africa v Madagascar W 1-0 International Friendly
23 May 2002 Turkey v South Africa W 0-2 REUNIFICATION CUP
22 Sep 2002 South Africa v Malawi D 2-2 African Games Zone 6
07 Jun 2003 South Africa v Kenya W 2-1 Olympics Africa 1st round
18 Aug 2004 Tunisia v South Africa W 0-2 International Friendly
05 Sep 2004 Congo DR v South Africa L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
26 Feb 2005 Seychelles v South Africa W 0-3 COSAFA Cup Semi-final
27 Feb 2005 Mauritius v South Africa W 0-1 COSAFA Cup Final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.