TODAY IN HISTORY: Marks Maponyane is born

By Drum Digital
16 February 2015

One of the most respected and popular soccer legends in South African history, Marks Maponyane is born in 1962.

One of the most respected and popular soccer legends in South African history, Marks Maponyane is born in 1962. 

Maponyane played professional football for 17 years and was awarded footballer of the year three times.  He played for Kaizer chiefs from 1981 to 1991 and also played for Orlando Pirates, Wits University and the now defunct Dynamos.

After he retired, Maponyane focused more on his motivational speaking which he had begun while still a football player and also entered the cooperate world  as a  sales executive for  Adidas and later, Reebok. He works as a sports commentator for the South African Broadcasting Cooperation (SABC) and owns a  clothing and a cooperate gifts Company, Maponyane & Associates cc.

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