Get to know Mulomowandau Eric Mathoho of Kaizer Chiefs

Mulomowandau Eric Mathoho was born in Tshiombo, Venda in Limpopo province on the 1st March 1990. He grew up playing soccer on the streets of Tshiombo village with his friends and his dream was to play soccer professionally. He then went on to play for Tshiombo XI Securitas and later joined The Dolphins Football Club. He is now playing for one of the top teams in South Africa, Kaizer Chiefs Football Club.

Mulomowandau joined Chiefs on the 1st July 2012 from Bloemfontein Celtic where he spent 4 years from their reserve side to the senior team. During his time at Celtic, Mathoho was the best defender and a lot of opponents found it hard to get past him. He used to be a problem for all PSL teams including Sundowns, Pirates and Chiefs.

Before joining Chiefs, Mulomowandau was also wanted by Pirates, Chiefs and Sundowns although he chose Chiefs over Pirates and Sundowns. Sundowns were the most interested team about his services as they showed that when they sent their delegates to his home in Venda to convince his father to join them. The father refused to meet Sundowns’ delegates citing that he knew nothing about soccer.

Tower, as he is known to soccer fans around the country, has represented Bafana Bafana 20 times and also played for the national under 23 side. Recently he played for South Africa under 23 side as one of the overaged players in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil.

At Chiefs, Mathoho has been a pillar of strength. He has managed to control the defense and is one of the star players for the team. Without him at the back, Chiefs has struggled to win games and most recently they conceded a lot of soft goals. He has also scored vital goals for Chiefs and won a lot of man of the match awards.

Mathoho has been linked with a few moves to Europe although nothing has materialized so far. If he manages to get a European move, he will definitely be the happiest man as his dream is to play for one of the top sides in Europe. Currently the only obstacle holding Mathoho from his dream is an ankle injury that has been troubling him over the years. He has been in and out of action because of the injury.


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