Peter Tsepo Masilela (born 5 May 1985), known as Tsepo Masilela, is a South African international footballer who plays as a left back for AmaZulu. Masilela is known for his pace and great defensive ability.
|Full name||Peter Tsepo Masilela|
|Date of birth||5 May 1985|
|Place of birth||Witbank, South Africa|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|2000–2002||Disco Makua Academy|
|2011–2012||→ Getafe (loan)||13||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 March 2019|
Masilela first played amateur soccer for local team, Manchester and later the Disco Makua Academy which was run by former Witbank Aces player Steve Makua who is the father of Frank Makua who played for Kaizer Chiefs. He then moved to Vodacom League club, Sonas Mpumalanga.
Such was his meteoric rise he made his full international debut before making his Premier Soccer League debut. In the same vein, after only one season in top-flight football in his home country, he made the move to Israeli club Maccabi Haifa.
He signed a four-year contract with Maccabi Haifa on 31 August 2007. Masilela was a crucial part of Maccabi Haifa winning the Israeli Championship, and qualifying for the UEFA Champions League. Masilela made 13 assists and 1 goal in the 2009–10 season. In June 2011, he extended his contract with a two-year deal.
Masilela was the first player to be called up while campaigning in the National First Division. Since 2006 he has played for South Africa, participating in the 2006 African Nations Cup, 2008 African Nations Cup, the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2013 African Nations Cup.
His father, Eric Masilela is a Witbank Aces legend having played with the likes of Lawrence Siyangaphi, Harris Chueu, Steve Makua and Thomas Ngobe, father of Dumisa Ngobe. He is paternal half-brother of Innocent Maela.
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