1. Full name Matthews Oupa Manyisa
2. Born 30 July 1988 in Mohlakeng, Randfontein
3. Oupa Manyisa’s nickname is Ace
4. Oupa Manyisa started playing soccer at the tender age of seven for an amateur side Napoli FC
5. At the age of 16 he went to join PJ Stars, where he played with the likes of Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Kaizer Chiefs) and Brian Kgafane (Bidvest Wits).
6. In 2004, Oupa Manyisa packed his bags and went to Balfour where he joined Africa Sport Academy under the watchful eye of Harold “Jersey-Queen” Legodi
7. Under the mentorship of Harold “Jersey-Queen” Legodi, Oupa Manyisa travelled the world and was handed the opportunity to trial with English giants Manchester United, Chelsea, Blackburn Rovers and a stint in France with Strasbourg and Caen.
8. Oupa Manyisa played as a midfielder for Orlando Pirates
9. Oupa Manyisa is a 2008/09 Telkom Charity Cup winner
10. Oupa Manyisa was once told that in football, you need to always put your best foot first as you never know who is watching