For The Love Of The Game ... And The Players

South African celebs who dated soccer players

By  | Feb 23, 2022, 05:40 PM

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No one can deny that soccer is a popular sport worldwide. Enthusiasts from all over the global tune in, religiously, every week to cheer on their favorite teams. The game gives them a burst of energy that only sports fans understand and can explain.

Soccer fans are known for their zeal, as well as their pride and love for their favorite teams. The adrenaline rush of watching their teams score goals and defeat their opponents keeps them glued to their television screens. The players, on the other hand, are a distinct group of fans who enjoy the game for entirely different reasons. Sportsmen are fit and healthy, have stamina, and are wealthy! As a result, we all understand what that means, they are the perfect men to drool over.

So for the love of the game, and it’s oh so yummy players - we have put together a list of some of our favs who have dated and married soccer players.

Sbahle Mpisane


It was only natural for South Africa's fitness model to date a soccer player after growing up in a sporting family. Sbahle Mpisane and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune dated for a while before calling it quits under bizarre circumstances. Before to their separation, the couple would flood our social media timelines with pictures of themselves as the greatest couple and fitness goals, influencing many to join a gym.

Sithelo Shozi


For as long as we can remember, the Durban-born DJ and mother of three has been a media darling. Sithelo first came to the attention of the media when she became pregnant with her first child following an affair with a married prominent South African businessman. She made headlines again when she began dating Royal AM player and chairman Andile Mpisane, who was much younger than her. Despite the critics, the couple stayed together and had two beautiful children. Everything appeared to be working perfectly  in the relationship until Andile suddenly and unexpectedly announced his wedding to another lady on his social media accounts.

Minnie Dlamini 


Minnie Dlamini, a socialite, businesswoman and media personality, dated Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune. The pair began their romance in 2010 and were so in love that Minnie admitted she expected them to get married one day. Unfortunately, their on-again, off-again love story ended in 2014. 

Bokang Tshabalala 


Former Miss South Africa 2010, began dating and fell madly in love with Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala. The couple got married in 2016 and bore two lovely children. The parents are thoroughly determined to give back and enhance the lives of the less fortunate, and they are regularly seen doing so.

Looks like love can be found on the field.