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Katlego Mphela
Personal information
Full name Katlego Abel Mphela
Date of birth November 29, 1984 (1984-11-29) (age 25)
Place of birth    Brits, South Africa
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Mamelodi Sundowns
Number 17
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2003–2004
2004–2005
2005–2006
2006–2008
2008–
Jomo Cosmos
RC Strasbourg
Stade Reims
Supersport United
Mamelodi Sundowns
20(0)
190(0)
05 (0)
620(17)
320(15)   
National team2
2005– South Africa 160(8)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of September 07, 2009.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of September 07, 2009.
* Appearances (Goals)

Katlego Mphela (born November 29, 1984 in Brits, North West) is a South African footballer who currently plays for Mamelodi Sundowns in the PSL.

Mphela rejoined Supersport United in late November 2006 from French club RC Strasbourg. He also briefly played for Stade Reims.

He started his career at Jomo Cosmos.

He has represented South Africa fourteen times, scoring six goals. He scored South Africa's only goal in the 3–1 defeat against Tunisia in the 2008 African Nations Cup.

Perhaps Mphela's greatest moment came in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup third-place playoff against Spain. The match was a dull affair void of any real chances. Mphela's introduction changed that. He scored a goal in the 73rd minute, which looked like being enough until Spanish goals in the 88th and 89th minute looked to have stolen the match from the South Africans. Mphela then produced arguably the goal of the tournament with a free kick from 30 yards, which turned out to be the last action of the 90 mins, sending the game into extra time.

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2005-02-26 Curepipe, Mauritius  Seychelles 1–0 3–0 COSAFA Cup
2 2005-02-26 Curepipe, Mauritius  Seychelles 2–0 3–0 COSAFA Cup
3 2005-02-27 Curepipe, Mauritius  Mauritius 1–0 1–0 COSAFA Cup
4 2008-01-27 Tamale, Ghana  Tunisia 1–3 1–3 African Nations Cup
5 2009-06-28 South Africa  Spain 1–0 2–3 FIFA Confederations Cup 2009
6 2009-06-28 South Africa  Spain 2–2 2–3 FIFA Confederations Cup 2009
7 2009-09-19 South Africa  Madagascar 1-0 1-0 Friendly
8 2009-10-19 South Africa  Serbia 1-3 1-3 Friendly

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