Find out what former Bafana legends are busy with now

Over the previous years, the South African football industry has seen many renowned footballers, not only domestically but who played overseas too.

Most of the time, former players won’t have a busy life post-football careers but surely there must be something that they do to keep their daily life running and put bread on the table. Here’s a look at what some of the prominent former Bafana players are doing?.

Steven Pienaar

Steven Pienaar played for Ajax Cape Town, Ajax Amsterdam, Borussia Dortmund, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, and Bidvest Wits.

As per Soccer Laduma, Pienaar is the assistant coach of Ajax Amsterdam U18 and he was announced as an Everton International ambassador following his retirement.

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Sibusiso Zuma

Zuma was one of the top Bafana Bafana stars in his time and he played for Orlando Pirates, FC Copenhagen, Arminia Bielefeld, Mamelodi Sundowns, Football Club Nordsjælland, Vasco Da Gama, and SuperSport United.

Since retiring, Zuma has become highly involved in fighting against poverty and has been running the Sibusiso Zuma Foundation, which works with young kids with HIV, since 2010. He’s reportedly staying in his province in KwaZulu-Natal.

Macbeth Sibaya

Sibaya served the nation with flying colours and was also among the players who represented SA during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He played for III. Kerulet, Jomo Cosmos, Rosenborg, Rubin Kazan, and Swallows FC.

After retiring, Sibaya started working as an analyst at SuperSport United. In August 2015, he was appointed manager of SuperSport United’s reserve team. He later resigned to concentrate on his coaching badges. In February 2021, Sibaya was appointed U19 manager at the KwaZulu-Natal Football Academy.

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Mark Fish

The former Bafana defender who was part of the squad that won the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations, enjoyed a long prosperous stay in Europe before returning to South Africa. He played for Jomo Cosmos, Orlando Pirates, Lazio, Bolton Wanderers, Charlton Athletic, and Ipswitch Town (loan).

Fish has a foundation that helps the needy in society. He has already held several charity works as a sign of giving back to society. The Mark Fish Foundation uses soccer explicitly to empower helpless youths to attain their dreams. He believes he can uplift the communities by empowering the youth.

Lucas Radebe

Whether you love or you don’t love football, there’s no way that Lucas Radebe’s name has never crossed your ears. He made his name in the English Premier League while playing for Leeds and is one of the most recognizable legends of Bafana. He played for Kaizer Chiefs between 1989 and 1994 before he moved to Leeds United where he spent his whole career.

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He owns and operates the Lucas Radebe Management Company, which is the collaboration between different brands in South Africa and projects in the community. Radebe has a dream to lead the South African Football Association. “I am interested [to lead Safa], I have always been interested,” Radebe told Far Post.

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