Siboniso Gaxa

Siboniso Gaxa (born 6 April 1984 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal), nicknamed Pa is a South African retired football defender who played for big clubs such as Ajax Cape Town, Kaizer Chiefs F.C. ,Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. and as Bafana Bafana defender.

Siboniso Gaxa
Personal information
Full name Siboniso Gaxa[1]
Date of birth (1984-04-06) 6 April 1984 (age 38)
Place of birth Durban, South Africa
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Right back
Youth career
Induna Lotz
2001–2002 NMMU
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2008 Supersport United 131 (4)
2008–2010 Mamelodi Sundowns 45 (1)
2010–2012 Lierse 43 (0)
2012–2016 Kaizer Chiefs 87 (1)
2016–2017 Bidvest Wits 6 (0)
2018 Ajax Cape Town 2 (0)
National team
1998–2001 South Africa U17 1 (0)
2001–2004 South Africa U20 17 (0)
2005– South Africa 57 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21 March 2018
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21 March 2018

PersonalEdit

He hails from KwaMashu, Durban. He was given the nickname "Pa" which is shortened from "Papa" which means "father" because when he was a child he behaved like an adult. He was always very mature.[citation needed]

He graduated from University of the Witwatersrand with a degree in Political Science and Social Studies in 2019.[2]

Club careerEdit

Gaxa attended the University of Port Elizabeth, which at that time had a football team controlled by Danish side F.C. Copenhagen. However, he was not one of the three players, Elrio van Heerden, Lee Langeveldt and Bongumusa Mthethwa, who made it from the FCK-UPE Academy to F.C. Copenhagen. He is managed by ExtraTime S.L.

In 2002, he moved to Supersport United, where he stayed for six seasons, before joining Mamelodi Sundowns in 2008. In 2010, he moved to Belgian club Lierse. After the 2011–12 season, he was released by the team. On 15 May 2012 Gaxa signed a three-year contract for Kaizer Chiefs with the option to renew for one year.[3] After 99 league appearances and 1 goal for Chiefs,[4] he was released at the end of the 2015–16 season.[5]

He signed a short-term contract with Bidvest Wits in November 2016,[6] but was released by Bidvest Wits in October 2017 following the expiry of his deal in the summer.[7]

Gaxa signed for Ajax Cape Town in February 2018.[8] He retired later that year after leaving Ajax Cape Town.[9]

International careerEdit

Gaxa made his international debut in a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde on 4 June 2005. He was part of South Africa's squad at the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2006 African Cup of Nations, 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2013 African Cup of Nations.

HonoursEdit

Supersport UnitedEdit

Kaizer ChiefsEdit

Premier Soccer League – 2014/15

Bidvest WitsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 4 June 2010. p. 28. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 June 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  2. ^ "EXTRA TIME: Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Siboniso Gaxa leads by example with Wits University degree | Goal.com". goal.com.
  3. ^ "Siboniso Gaxa leaves Lierse for Kaizer Chiefs". Lierse official site. 15 May 2012. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012.
  4. ^ Siboniso Gaxa at Soccerway. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Gould and Gaxa released by Kaizer Chiefs, Khumalo joins from SuperSport United | Goal.com". goal.com.
  6. ^ "Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Gaxa joins Bidvest Wits | Goal.com". goal.com.
  7. ^ "Bidvest Wits decide against renewing Siboniso Gaxa's contract | Goal.com". goal.com.
  8. ^ "Ajax Cape Town Have Concluded The Signing of Siboniso Gaxa". Soccer Laduma. 2 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Where is 2010 starting XI now?". The Sowetan.

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