Siboniso Gaxa life and biography

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Siboniso Gaxa biography

Date of birth : 1984-04-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South-Africa
Nationality : South-African
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-06-11
Credited as : Football player South Africa, Mamelodi Sundowns club, FIFA World Cup

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Siboniso Gaxa (born April 6, 1984 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal) is a South African football (soccer) defender who currently plays for Mamelodi Sundowns and South Africa.

He hails from KwaMashu, Durban.

Gaxa attended the University of Port Elizabeth, which at that time had a football team controlled by Danish side F.C. Copenhagen. However, he was not one of the two players, Elrio van Heerden and Bongumusa Mthethwa, who made it from the FCK-UPE Academy to F.C. Copenhagen.

A dependable right full back or wing back who made his full international debut in 2006 World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde, Gaxa is defensively secure and does not need hesitate to venture forward, even though his final ball still leaves something to be desired.

He was one of Bafana Bafana's most impressive performers at the 2009 Confederations Cup and was linked with a move to Cagliari, Lazio and Udinese of Serie A. Unfortunately, nothing materialised. He began his top-flight life with Supersport United in Pretoria, before switching to Sundowns two years ago.

The Durban-born player is a product of the Port Elizabeth-based FC Copenhagen School of Excellence. Prior to stepping up the senior national team, he figured for the under-17 and under-20 sides. "We have been counting down the months to this historic moment in South African soccer and now it is with us," Gaxa says. "Everyone can feel the excitement."

In 2002, he moved to Supersport United, where he stayed for six seasons, before joining Mamelodi Sundowns in 2008.

Gaxa made his international debut in a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde on June 4, 2005. He was part of South Africa's squad at the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2006 African Cup of Nations and 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

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