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Shoes, Rantie, Manyama & All The Players That Moved To Turkey From Mzansi

The Players Whose Footsteps Manyama Will Be Following In

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 09, 2017 04:34 PM

Following Lebogang Manyama’s transfer to Turkish club Konyaspor, we take a look at the other South African players to have plied their trade in the Super Lig.

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Click through the images above to see our list of the most notable South Africans to have plied their trade in Turkey over the years.

Manyama announced his transfer from Cape Town City to Atiker Konyaspor on deadline day in a move that has become somewhat commonplace for the cream of the crop of South African players to come through the ranks in recent years, as he joins his Bafana Bafana teammate, Tokelo Rantie, who also plays in the league for Genclerbirligi, having joined the club from Bournemouth in August 2016.

Another Bafana teammate to have played there is May Mahlangu, who was part of the Atiker Konyaspor squad for just six months from February 2015 to July 2015.

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Looking a little further back, Helman Mkhalele spent eight years in the country between 1997 and 2005, turning out for Kayserispor, MKE Ankaragücü, Göztepe and Malatyaspor before eventually returning to Jomo Cosmos, where he saw out the rest of his playing days. The late ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu played for Genclerbirligi, Kocaelispor, Fenerbahce SK and Bursaspor between 1993 and 2002. Alfred Phiri also played for Genclerbirligi, Vanspor and Samsunspor between 1996 and 2002.

Other examples of South African players to have played in Turkey include Steve Komphela, Dumisa Ngobe, Godfrey Sapula and Ace Khuse, amongst others.


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go khosi go-part 2 Joined: 10 Mar 2017
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go khosi go-part 2 Sep 14, 2017 05:53 PM
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setlaboswana Sep 11, 2017 10:23 AM
@Mxolisingongoma, I will assume AS you refer to SA (South Africa) my man. Yes, SA is a safe place to be, but that does not mean it is safe, Crime rate is high.
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Mxolisingongoma Sep 11, 2017 07:43 AM
@setlaboswana Is AS a safe place to be?
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jerseynumber8 Sep 10, 2017 07:54 AM
European 1st-tier leagues: 1.Spain 2.Germany 3.England 4.Italy ////////////////////////////// /////// ////////////////////////////// ////////////////////////////// ////////////////////////////// ///////////// *For SA to be reckoned with, we need more players competing in the above 4 European leagues.*
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jerseynumber8 Sep 10, 2017 07:48 AM
European 2nd-tier leagues: 1.France 2.Russia 3.Portugal 4.Ukraine 5.Belgium 6.Turkey 7.Czech Republic 8.Switzerland 9.Netherlands 10.Greece
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jerseynumber8 Sep 10, 2017 07:36 AM
Back then, Turkey was a third-tier European league. Recently, the countries rapid economic upswing has spilled over into football, where Turkey, is able to attract top talent, making the league a more respectible second-tier European league.
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ziongate keeper Sep 10, 2017 05:49 AM
Mr editor why u hate stivie to dat level,hes the first to play in that coup infested country
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Geoff Stunner Sep 09, 2017 09:40 PM
pure poor journalism skills,Ace Khuse and Steve Khomphela were the first to go,I would expect at least a short summary of that then write about abomalandela.
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Sectionwalikhosi Sep 09, 2017 09:21 PM
Why not post Shoes photo instead of cownyama
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Just4kontrol Sep 09, 2017 08:47 PM
Bradley grobler played in Turkey for Goztepe
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Warras4khosi Sep 09, 2017 08:05 PM
But you are ever not producing performance
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cowcela Sep 09, 2017 07:24 PM
ok
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THE NK Sep 09, 2017 07:13 PM
Ok nice.
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Letona la Moletjie Sep 09, 2017 07:11 PM
If we think Russia is racial then let's wait until Lebo starts crying over there
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Realydoctor10 Sep 09, 2017 06:58 PM
I hope Lebo will last like the others nothing beside to work hard for that team can make him enjoy to live outside the country and i want him to respect the national team call if his team allow him to go to help the nation
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Always a way Sep 09, 2017 06:25 PM
It was a shocking move as Manyama prefered to join a local big team and he ws vocal abt dat but John Commitis thought otherwise,i doubt Manyama is ready to play overseas and i think it played a role on his Bafana performance recently against Cape verde, nerves disrupted his performance,hopeful he'll able to overcome nerves and settle well in Turkey also adapt quickly to de style of play
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Myaka weliPhefeni Sep 09, 2017 05:32 PM
The problem in Turkey is racism as in Russia this two country they hv a lot of racism 2ward black players,italy too they hv that problem bt lets hope Manyama wll copie on that situation
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setlaboswana Sep 09, 2017 05:18 PM
Turkey is not a safe place to be at the moment.

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