Thamsanqa Gabuza: wife, salary, house, car collection, net worth

Thamsanqa Gabuza: wife, salary, house, car collection, net worth

Helix Odhiambo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:13 PM

Thamsanqa Aubrey Gabuza is a South African footballer who plays as a striker for SuperSport United. He is commonly referred to as Thamsanqa Gabuza. The striker is known for his cheerful spirit on and off the pitch but has more fascinating details. You may be interested to know Thamsanqa Gabuza's wife and what she does.

Thamsanqa Gabuza's stats
South Africa's T. Gabuza (9) is in action against Egypt's Mohamed Elneny (17) during the friendly game in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 6 September 2016. (Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee
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Gabuza is one of the most talented strikers in South Africa. His experience on the pitch is commendable. The striker has bagged multiple awards and trophies. Besides, his salary and net worth have also increased over the years.

Thamsanqa Gabuza's profile

Full name

Thamsanqa Aubrey Gabuza

Date of birth

27 July 1987


35 years of age (2022)

Place of birth

Newcastle, South Africa


South African


1.83 m


86 kg






SuperSport United, South Africa national team


Palesa, Dudlana, Thoriso, Tankiso

Monthly salary


Net worth


Social media


Where was Gabuza born?

The striker was born and raised in Newcastle, South Africa. However, he has kept the details of his parents and siblings secret. Thamsanqa developed a great passion for football at a young age nurturing his talents at Tornado FC, Abaqulusi, and Maritzburg.

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Thamsanqa is 1.83 m tall and weighs 86 kg. His height and body enable him to bully defenders and score goals.

Who is Thamsanqa Gabuza's wife?

Gazuba is not married but is believed to be in a relationship. He recently posted a picture with a lady whose identity is unknown. Meanwhile, the striker was previously linked to actress Asavela Mngqithi. The two also shared a photo, fueling rumours of their relationship. Asavela is famous for paying who playing 'Ntwenhle Ndlovu' in Mzansi Magic's hit telenovela, Isibaya.

In 2017, the footballer made headlines for allegedly assaulting his then-girlfriend, Boitshoko Tal, when an argument broke out between them. He was reportedly arrested by the Sandton Police Station and sent behind bars.

Thamsanqa Gabuza's children

The Supersport United star had five kids but lost one son in 2020. His children are, Palesa (12), Dudlana (10), and twins Thoriso and Tankiso (6). They live with his family in Mnambithi, KwaZulu-Natal, where he often visits them.

Thamsanqa's eight-month-old son died on 30 September 2020, five days before the MTN8 Cup final. However, the footballer skipped the burial to attend SuperSport United's training session ahead of the final. He kept his son's death a secret from his coach and teammates.

"I had to separate my feelings and understand this is my job and it puts food on the table. I had to handle the situation the best way I could, while also thinking about the future. I had to make a decision that was not going to jeopardise what supports me and my family." Gabuza opened up.

Football career

The Newcastle-born striker began his youth career at Tornado FC. He also played for Abaqulusi and Maritzburg before joining Durban Stars in 2008. He sharpened his skills at Durban for one season and later joined the DStv Premiership.

Golden Arrows (2009-2013)

Thamsanqa Gabuza's salary
Thamsanqa of the Arrows controls the ball during their Absa Premiership match against Moroka Swallows in Volkswagen Dobsonville Stadium on 1 May 2013 in Dobsonville, South Africa. Photo: Duif du Toit
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The 1.83 m tall striker made his DStv Premiership debut with Golden Arrows in 2009. He left the club after scoring 14 goals in 94 games.

Orlando Pirates (2013-2019)

Gabuza joined Pirates with high hopes after impressing the club's management while at Golden Arrows. Besides his talent, the player came under heavy criticism from Pirates fans. In one incident, he took off his jersey, threw it to the supporters and left the field after being booed.

SuperSport United (2019-date)

The striker joined Supersport on 1 August 2019, hoping to turn around his career. He immediately formed a deadly partnership with Bafana Bafana striker Bradley Grobler, helping the club win the MTN8 title. Thamsanqa has scored 22 goals n 99 matches for the club as of 12 October 2022.

Thamsanqa Gabuza's stats

Statistically, the player has proved he is a decent goalscorer. His skills, technique, and positioning have helped him score many goals. Below are his league stats as of October 2022 since debuting in 2009.





SuperSport United




Orlando Pirates




Lamontville Golden Arrows








International career

Gabuza made his Bafana Bafana debut on 11 September 2012 in a 2-0 friendly win over Mozambique at Mbombela Stadium. He came on as a substitute and assisted Bernard Parker to score the second goal. He has also represented Bafana Bafana against Angola, Mauritania, Gambia, Ghana, Cameroon, and Egypt.

Thamsanqa Gabuza's agent
T. Gabuza (L) of the Pirates shoots the ball against AC Leopards goalkeeper Lawrence Ngoe during the CAF Confederations Cup match at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on 22 August 2015. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee
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Who is Thamsanqa Gabuza's agent?

In December 2020, the experienced striker praised Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza for helping him join Supersport United in 2013 from Lamontville Golden Arrows. He revealed that Irvin is his agent and helped him choose a better club to progress his career.

"I talked to the Chairman and asked if I could go to a team where I could get regular game time and he said he will choose a team for me, and he got me to SuperSport United. He is also my agent, I am glad he chose a team that I fit well with, like he told me not to worry, he will choose a team that I will fit in well with and I will get to show what I can do as a player, and I was happy with his selection." Gabuza said.

How much does Gabuza earn?

Thamsanqa Gabuza's salary at Supersport United is $3,200 monthly. He is one of the highest-paid strikers in the PSL. As of October 2022, his market value is around $250,000.

Thamsanqa Gabuza's net worth

The striker has earned substantial wealth from his football career. His estimated net worth is $200,000 as of October 2022.

Thamsanqa Gabuza's house and cars

Thamsanqa Gabuza's car collection includes Ford Mustang and a black Jeep. He has posted several photos of his posh cars and house on Instagram.

Thamsanqa gabuza's Instagram

The Supersport forward has over 105,000 followers on Instagram, but the account is not verified. He is not active on Facebook and Twitter as of 14 October 2022.

Although there are no clear details on who Thamsanqa Gabuza's wife is, the striker has been rumoured to have dated a couple of ladies. He is a top striker and role model to many upcoming footballers.

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