"Kaizer Chiefs Legend Jabu Mahlangu Deliberately Intimidated Opponents Before Matches"

"Kaizer Chiefs Legend Jabu Mahlangu Deliberately Intimidated Opponents Before Matches"

Keba Mothoagae
March 21, 2023 at 11:48 AM
  • Jabu Mahlangu was once the centre of the Premier Soccer League
  • People would attend matches to watch him tear apart the opposition
  • At some point, in his words, he would call some opponents ahead of matches to intimidate them

Jabu Mahlangu, in his heyday, was a frightful prospect for opponents.

This was the admission of former Mamelodi Sundowns star Sipho Nunens, who said that Mahlangu, knowns as 'Jabu Pule' back then, was so confident in his ability that he would play mind games with opponents before matches.

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Former Mamelodi Sundowns player Sipho Nunens and Kaizer Chiefs great Jabu Mahlangu. Image source: @TKSoundVisual and Soccer Laduma.
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Speaking to TK Solutions TV on YouTube, Nunens said of Mahlangu:

"Jabu was trouble. When you were about to play against him, he would call you. He would tell you that you must go to sleep early because tomorrow he was going to show you flames. He liked to call Michael Manzini the most because he was the one that was tasked with marking him [Mahlangu].

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"He would say that old man must go to bed early because he is going to be very busy tomorrow."

Mahlangu ridicule Soweto Derby standard

To say that Jabu Mahlangu was disappointed with another boring Soweto Derby is truly an understatement.

'Shuffle', a former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates player, was unfiltered in how he described the drab encounter at Soccer City that the Amakhosi won 1-0 courtesy (and fittingly) thanks to an 89th-minute own goal by Olisa Ndah.

Pirates, Chiefs players square up

Last Saturday's Soweto Derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates proved to be another boring and lifeless affair, Sports Brief reported.

The Amakhosi won their fifth match in a row against the Buccaneers thanks to Olisa Ndah's fatal own goal in the 89th minute of the match.

This was probably the only highlight of the match, apart from Pirates captain, Innocent Maela being sent off on the hour mark.

Sundowns fans troll Mahlangu

Supporters of Mamelodi Sundowns are unbothered by Mahlangu's opinion, Sports Brief previously reported.

The legendary Kaizer Chiefs star expressed concerns about the club's domination of South African football.

Citing the infamous FFP rule, Mahlangu believes this will improve the standard of the Premier Soccer League.

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