Helman Nkosiyethu Mkhalele (born 20 October 1969, in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal) is a former South African football player better known as Midnight Express. He was the part of the Orlando Pirates squad that won the 1994 National Soccer League and 1995 African Cup of Champions Clubs.
|Full name||Helman Nkosiyethu Mkhalele|
|Date of birth||20 October 1969|
|Place of birth||Newcastle, South Africa|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Mkhalele got a job as a facilitator at KBC Health and Safety Company. He owns a furniture business. He acquired a teachers' diploma at the Soweto College
Mkhalele played for South Africa national football team, earning 66 caps and scoring 8 goals in the process and was in part of the squad that travelled to France for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He was also part of the Bafana squad that lifted the 1996 African Cup of Nations. He made his debut on 26 November 1994 against Ghana when he was 25 years and 37 days old, he played his last international on 5 May 2001 against Zimbabwe when he was 31 years and 197 days. His international career lasted for 6 years and 160 days.
There are townships in South Africa that are named after him; one is Mkhelele (also called Evaton West) in Evaton which is located in the south of Johannesburg.
|1.||26 April 1995||Setsoto Stadium, Maseru, Lesotho||Lesotho||3–0||Win||Friendly match|
|2.||24 November 1995||Mmabatho Stadium, Mafikeng, South Africa||Egypt||2–0||Win||Simba Cup|
|3.||8 June 1997||First National Bank Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa||Zambia||3–0||Win||1998 FIFA World Cup qual.|
|4.||7 December 1997||Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa||Brazil||1–2||Loss||Friendly match|
|5.||13 December 1997||King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia||Czech Republic||2–2||Draw||1997 FIFA Confederations Cup|
|6.||17 December 1997||King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia||Uruguay||4–3||Loss||1997 FIFA Confederations Cup|
|7.||11 February 1998||Stade Municipal, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso||Ivory Coast||1–1||Draw||1998 African Cup of Nations|
|8.||20 June 1999||Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda, Angola||Angola||2–2||Draw||2000 African Nations Cup qual.|
|Correct as of 9 March 2017|
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- Helman Mkhalele - International Appearances