Mike Mangena Biography – Mike Mangena Wiki
Mike Mangena is a retired South African football player and commentator. He was born in 1960 in the township of Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Mike “Sporo” Mangena started playing football at a young age and at the age of 7 he joined Chiawele United Stars.
In 1978, Mike Mangena was signed to the Kaizer Chiefs reserve team before being promoted to the first team later that same year. He spent less than 2 years at Kaizer Chiefs, making 27 appearances and scoring 9 times before joining Wits University on loan.
He made 102 appearances for Wits University and scored 45 times while being one of the few black players at the nearly exclusively white Wits University team.
In 1984, he moved to Watford where he played alongside players like John Barnes and Mo Johnston under the tutelage of Graham Taylor.
After a season, Mangena returned to South Africa and joined Bush Bucks where his teammates included Mlungisi Ngubane and Mark Tovey. At Bush Bucks he went on to be the top scorer in the NPSL, scoring 25 times under Clive Barker.
After a short stint at Bush Bucks he joined Mamelodi Sundowns in 1985. During this time he scored twice in a friendly against visiting Crystal Palace. In 1986 Mangena moved to Moroka Swallows and scored 22 times in his 2 years with the club.
He returned to Kaizer Chiefs in 1988, winning the MTN 8, the JPS Knockout Final and the Bob Save Super Bowl. He ended his relatively short 12 year career with Kaizer Chiefs at the age of 30.
Since 1990 Mike Mangena has been working as a soccer analyst and commentator at the SABC.
Mike Mangena Age
He was born in 1960 in the township of Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Mike Mangena Wife – Mike Mangena Married
He is married and information about his wife is being updated.
Mike Mangena Family
He has a son Loyiso Mangena who is an actor.
Mike Mangena Drugs – Mike Mangena Arrested for Drugs – Mike Mangena Scandal
Mike Mangena was arrested with More Maqoaelane, William Kazipata and Kennedy Tsogolane on 21 November 2018 after a multi-task police unit raided a drug-manufacturing plant in a farm owned by Mangena in Hillside, Randfontein, Johannesburg. Police later said the plant was used to manufacture mandrax. The four have been charged with manufacturing illegal drugs at a property owned by Mangena.
Mangena was on 26 November 2018 granted a R50,000 bail by the Randfontein Magistrate’s Court, West of Johannesburg.
His co-accused were however remanded into custody as they abandoned their bail application as they were found to be in the country illegally.