With a lot of money being thrown in soccer and some outrageous transfer fees paid across the major football leagues, South Africa’s top-flight division is not an exemption. The highest-paid PSL player, Kaizer Chiefs forward Khama Billiat earns R 900 000 per month, an amount capable of attracting and maintaining high maintenance celebrity women.
Ever wondered what it would be like to date a professional soccer player? Some people aren’t kidding when they say their “type” is athletic. A couple of our favourite celebrities have fallen in love with the most popular soccer players in South Africa. But like all relationships, many of them ended in tears while others are still scoring up big time. Here is a sneak peek at the celebrities who found love on the soccer field.
These celebrities hit the jackpot and found love on the soccer field.
Natasha Thahane is a prominent actress who stars as Wendy Dhlamini in the Netflix teen drama Blood and Water.
She found love in the arms of the Orlando Pirates forward Thembinkosi Lorch. Natasha being an Orlando Pirates fan, extended her love to date the clubs’ talisman who won South African Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season in 2019.
The couple flaunted their love and romance on social media to the surprise of many before Lorch dribbled his way out of Natasha Thahane’s heart. Their relationship come to the limelight when Thembinkosi Lorch spoiled Natasha on her birthday in Zanzibar
Bonang Matheba dated Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana legend Siphiwe Tshabalala while she was still presenting on Kaizer Chiefs FC TV. The soccer player did not hide his love for Queen B, he spoiled Bonang with various foreign vacations and spending sprees. The couple failed the test of time, just like how he scored the first goal of the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament, Tshabalala scored a marriage with Miss South Africa 2010 Bokang Montjane.
Lerato Kganyago is also on the list of celebrities who dated soccer players, the radio and television personality was open about her relationship with former Bafana Bafana striker Katlego Mashego. They engaged and got pregnant but unfortunately lost their baby. Lerato and Katlego couple parted ways after five years together. They both moved on and Lerato recently got married to millionaire Thami Ndlala.
Blue Mbombo became popular when she entered the Big Brothers Mzansi. She dated former Nigerian and Orlando Pirates centre back Onyekachi Okonkwo. Onyekachi played in South Africa for Orlando Pirates before moving to Switzerland where he played for FC Zürich. Unfortunately, the couple broke up due to some cheating.
Sbahle Mpisane is a fitness bunnie and a daughter of multi-millionaire Shauwn Mkhize who owns Premier Soccer League outfit Royal AM FC. Sbahle dated Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune while she was working as his personal fitness trainer. Like most celebrity couples it ended in tears.
T.V presenter Minnie Dlamini was involved in a romantic relationship with Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune a few years back. The two had an on and off 3 year relationship until they broke up. For Minnie to talk like this it must mean that the signs of them not working out were there but she was still blinded by love.