Tottenham flop Mbulelo Mabizela joins South African basement club ten years after Spurs release

The controversial utility man has joined AmaZulu FC in his homeland.

Back in 2003 Tottenham Hotspur gambled on the signature of South African talent Mbulelo Mabizela. The South African captain had caught the eye with a series of impressive performances for Orlando Pirates.

During his time in North London Mabizela scored just the one goal, although it was a memorable screamer against Leicester City. A little over a year later and he was gone. He played just nine games for the club and frequently found himself out of favour because of disciplinary problems before being released on a free transfer.

Since then his career has been as explosive as you might imagine. He has played for a variety of different South African clubs, had a six month ban for drug offences and now, he is on the move again.

Mabizela has joined Durban based side AmaZulu from Mpumalanga Black Aces and is hoping to help the league’s basement club survive the drop.

He recently said to Goal about the move: 

"I don't know my man...Football is like life, you can't say I am going to do this and that today or tomorrow. I'd just like to take it step by step, day by day, game by game and not get carried away thinking I am the main man you get me?"

At the age of 34 the utility man is now coming toward the end of his career and it is interesting to see where his career has gone in the ten years since he left Tottenham an elusive flop.

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