Eric Mathoho's salary, wife, cars, house, net worth, Instagram

Eric Mathoho's salary, wife, cars, house, net worth, Instagram

Helix Odhiambo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:59 PM

Eric Mathoho is an experienced centre back playing for South Africa's Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana. Through hard work and dedication, he has accumulated more wealth that has seen his lifestyle change for the better. So, what is Eric Mathoho's salary per month? What collection of cars does he own? Find out more in this article.

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Bafana's Eric Mathoho during the Fifa Men's Tournament at Rio's 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Photo: MB Media
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The salaries and wages of players usually depend on their contributions to their teams. For example, in South Africa, the average football player's gross salary is $14,800. Some players live their dreams with decent paycheques, while others struggle to cope with the little they get. Therefore, let us dig into Eric Mathoho's biography and profile.

Eric Mathoho's profile summary

  • Full name: Eric Molomowanadou Mathoho
  • Nickname: Tower
  • Date of birth: 1 March 1990
  • Place of birth: Thohoyandou, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Age: 32 (as of April 2022)
  • Eric Mathoho's height: 1.9m
  • Weight: 74kg
  • Profession: Footballer
  • Position: Defender
  • Teams: Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa national football team
  • Eric Mathoho's Instagram: @tower003
  • Twitter: @TowerMathoho003
  • Net worth: $2 million
  • Market value: $690,000


The versatile defender was born on 1 March 1990 in Thohoyandou, South Africa. He spent most of his early life playing football on the streets with fellow children. They played with an improvised football made of an onion bag.

Eric Mathoho's family

The Tower lost his father, Johannes Ntshavheni, in January 2021. The tragedy came six months after losing his sister, Balanganani Cathy, and four years after his younger brother's death.

Eric Mathoho's brother died when the footballer was on duty with the national team in Burkina Faso. Bafana was due to play the Stallions in a Fifa 2018 World Cup qualifier on 8 October 2016 when their defender received the shocking news. The Tower chose to stay and helped his country to a 1-1 draw with the hosts, where he played a full 90 minutes.

Eric Mathoho's mother

The footballer posted a picture kissing his mother to celebrate her during Mother's Day in May 2019.

Youth career

Eric joined Tshiombo XI Securitas at a young age. He quickly showcased his talent and later moved to Limpopo-based the Dolphins. Once again, he proved to be a good, solid centre back and attracted the attention of many clubs in South Africa.

Senior career

The defender has only played for two clubs in his career, Bloemfontein Celtic and Kaizer Chiefs. He has never played for any foreign club.

Bloemfontein Celtic

Eric Mathoho's salary, wife, cars, house, net worth, Instagram
Mathoho was in action during his time at Bloemfontein Celtic. He is one of the best defenders in South Africa. Photo: @Sports league
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The Tower joined Bloemfontein Celtic in July 2009 following succesful trials with the team. He made his debut on 3 February 2010 in a 1-1 draw with Mamelodi Sundowns. He even earned the man of the match award for his remarkable performance.

The 32-year-old scored his first goal for Bloemfontein in a 5-1 demolition of Supersport United on 27 February 2017. His exceptional skills attracted several overseas clubs like Maccabi Haifa in Israel and FC Twente in the Netherlands, but all fell through.

Eric Mathoho's contract with Celtic ended in 2012 after making 56 appearances and scoring 5 goals for the club. He became one of the most sought-after players in the country, with Orlando Pirates, the Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs battling for his signature.

Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs won the race to sign the Tower in July 2012. The centre back made his debut for the club in a 4-1 defeat to the Sundown on 5 August 2012. His first goal came in a 1-1 draw with Maritzburg United on 3 April 2013.

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Eric Mathoho of Kaizer Chiefs (L) celebrates with his teammate after scoring a goal for his club. Photo: @tower003
Source: Instagram

Eric has made 258 appearances for the Chiefs as of 2 April 2022 and scored 26 goals. He has also lifted several trophies with the team, including the 2012/13 league title and the Nedbank Cup.

Currently, the centre back is among the most experienced and the top earners in the Chiefs' squad. So, how much does Eric Mathoho make? Let us find out.

Eric Mathoho's salary per month

The Bafana defender takes home $15,000 per month, making him one of the top 10 highest-paid players at Kaizer Chiefs.

International career

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Bafana's Eric 'the Tower' (R) vies for the ball with Ethiopia's Salahidin Said during their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying football match on 16 June 2013 in Addis Ababa. Simon Maina
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Eric made his Bafana debut in a friendly match against Tanzania on 14 May 2011. Since then, he has proved to be a key player for his national team. In addition, he has played in several international friendlies, World Cup qualifiers and the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Eric Mathoho's playing style

The Bafana star is known for his strong defensive skills and ability to move forward with the ball. He is also an aerial threat to opponents during set-pieces.


Mathoho has tasted success with the Chiefs but is yet to win a title with the national team. Here is a list of his accolades.

  • Premier Soccer League (2013)
  • Nedbank Cup (2013)
  • Carling Black Label Cup (2013)
  • MTN 8 (2014)

Who is Eric Mathoho's wife?

The centre back is not married but has a child with ex-girlfriend Hangwani Muthavhatshindi. So, who is Eric Mathoho's child?

The 32-year-old has a son called Zwoluga. He has shared several photos with his son on Instagram. Although the defender initially denied the baby was his, paternity tests confirmed him as the father.

The lanky defender later visited his baby mama to apologise for his actions. So, where does he stay?

Eric Mathoho's house

The defender lives in a luxurious cedar creek mansion in Johannesburg. The home features a swimming pool, enormous garage and an entertainment area.

Eric Mathoho's cars collection is also unique. He has a couple of high-end vehicles, including the Audi S3 Sedan and Range Rover Sport.

Eric Mathoho's net worth

The Limpopo-born defender has a net worth of $2 million earned from his football career. His market value is $690,000. However, the 31-year-old is less likely to land another lucrative deal at his age.

What will happen to Eric Mathoho's salary when his contract with Kaizer Chiefs ends? Eric Mathoho's contract with the club is expected to end on 30 June 2023. Meanwhile, Chiefs fans will be hoping to see the star player stay.

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Helix Odhiambo is an award-winning Kenyan journalist and content creator with over 6 years of experience. In 2016, he won the Goal Blaze Correspondent Award for young writers.