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Sangweni to be honoured in Umfolozi


Siyabonga Sangweni of Orlando Pirates
Siyabonga Sangweni

Former Golden Arrows, Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana defender Siyabonga Sangweni will have a stadium named after him in his hometown of Umfolozi.


The 42-year-old, who retired in 2016 due to medical reasons, will have the R47-million stadium at the Dondotha Sports Complex named in his honour.


“This coming Saturday there's a handover of an iconic Dondotha sports complex in honor of the legendary Siyabonga ‘Nsimbi’ Sangweni,” the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sports and Recreation said in a statement.


“It’s so significant that Minister Zizi Kodwa is coming down to join MEC Mahlaba. There’s also at least two other programme’s including the Stanger Museum opening.”


Sangweni made his name at Arrows, helping them win the 2009 MTN8 by thrashing Ajax Cape Town 6-0 in the final.


His stay at Pirates proved even more successful - he was part of the second season of the ‘Double Treble’ under Julio Leal, and also won the Nedbank Cup in 2014.


‘Nsimbi’ also won 29 caps for Bafana, scoring four goals in the process, including two at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.


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