Siyabonga Nkosi

Soccer Player

At 25, Siyabonga Nkosi prepares to take up what is arguably the biggest challenge of his short career as a footballer.

The former Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder has just signed for Kaizer Chiefs and assumed the number 15 jersey, once worn by the immensely gifted and highly celebrated Doctor Khumalo, to whom Siyabonga has been compared. Siyabonga is among a very few players whose reputation was left untarnished by Bafana Bafana’s recent disastrous African Cup of Nations campaign.

Ironically, he was once on the books of Chiefs’ arch-rivals Orlando Pirates. How he would love to prove his former team wrong for letting him go.

Lunch Spot: Mme Nola, Meddestad, Bloemfontein