Kamohelo Mokotjo: salary, contract, teams played for, personal life

Kamohelo Mokotjo: salary, contract, teams played for, personal life

Helix Odhiambo
updated at November 12, 2023 at 9:46 AM
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Kamohelo Mokotjo is a South African defensive midfielder who plays for Sekhukhune United in the DStv Premiership. The Bafana star has displayed his skills in three continents, leaving a mark wherever he went. Kamohelo Mokotjo's salary has significantly increased from one club to another. So, how much does he earn now?

Kamohelo Mokotjo's salary
Kamohelo Mokotjo of South Africa in action during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16 match against Egypt at Cairo International Stadium on 6 July 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. Photo: Visionhaus
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The Bafana midfielder has inspired many people through his career achievements, but his humble background and football journey have even earned him more respect. Discover fascinating facts about Kamohelo Mokotjo's biography, net worth, career history, and achievements.

Kamohelo Mokotjo's profile summary

Full name

Kamohelo Mokotjo

Date of birth

11 March 1991


32 (as of November 2023)

Place of birth

Odendaalsrus, South Africa


South African


1.75 m (5 feet 7 inches)


72 kg (158 lbs)


Football player


Defensive midfielder

Current teams

Sekhukhune United, South African national team


Tebello Mokotjo

Annual salary

$107,100 (2023)

Net worth

$3 million

Social media


Kamohelo Mokotjo's bio

The Bafana star Kamohelo Mokotjo (age 32 years as of November 2023) was born on 11 March 1991 and raised in Odendaalsrus, a small town in the Free State province of South Africa. Details of his parents remain undisclosed, but he has a brother called Tebello Mokotjo. He is a real estate agent working for Pam Golding Properties in South Africa.

Kamohelo Mokotjo's height and weight

The footballer has a well-balanced physical profile, complimenting his style of play. He is 1.75m (5 feet 7 inches) tall and weighs 72 kg (158 lbs).

Kamohelo Mokotjo's net worth and salary

According to sources, the Bafana star earned a net worth of $3 million as of 2023 from his football career. He is among the wealthiest and most famous South African players to play overseas.

Kamohelo Mokotjo's annual salary at Sekhukhune United is around $107,100 as of 2023. The veteran midfielder joined the South African club in January 2023 after spending over a decade playing in Europe and Major League Soccer (MLS).

Kamohelo Mokotjo's salary at Cincinnati

Kamohelo Mokotjo's salary at Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo (R) dribbles the ball against Philadelphia Union midfielder Warren Creavalle (L) during their Major League Soccer game at Subaru Park in Chester, PA, on 7 October 2020. Photo: Gregory Fisher
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The talented midfielder earned a base salary of $925,000 at Cincinnati in the MLS. His annualised average guaranteed compensation was $1,007,969, ranking him among the club's top earners.

Kamohelo Mokotjo's career

Mokotjo began his early career at SuperSport United's youth academy in Pretoria. He earned a promotion to the senior side at 16 in 2008 but only played one game against Santos of Cape Town on 20 December 2008. Kamohelo left his country in 2009 to join Feyenoord in the Netherlands.

European career

Kamohelo Mokotjo's biography
South African midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo spent ten years in Europe playing for several clubs, including Feyenoord, Brentford, and FC Twente. Photo: VI Images, Michael Bulder, Adam Davy (modified by author)
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Feyenoord immediately loaned him to Excelsior for a season, where he first played on the Dutch ground in a 3-0 win over Zwolle on 16 October 2009. The midfielder bagged his first and only goal for Excelsior in a match against De Graafschap, where they lost 3-1 on 26 February 2010.

Kamohelo returned to Feyenoord and debuted in a 3-4 loss to Roda in the KNVB Cup on 22 September 2010. He spent three seasons at the club, then joined PEC Zwolle in May 2023. The Bafana star played for one season at Zwolle before moving to FC Twente in August 2014, penning a four-year contract.

Kamohelo Mokotjo's contract
Kamohelo Mokotjo (R) of Brentford strikes the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match against Burton Albion at Pirelli Stadium on 6 March 2018 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. Photo: James Williamson
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The midfielder received offers from English Premier League clubs, including Southampton, but chose to join Championship side Brentford. He transferred to the club from FC Twente on 7 July 2017, signing a three-year contract.

"It would be a shame for me to choose a Premier League club and not be ready or not understand the type of football that's played in England," Kamohelo said. "Oh yeah‚ I had options in the Premier League but yeah I'm a person who makes my decisions very carefully‚ because I don't want my development to stop‚" he added.

Kamohelo Mokotjo's Brentford tenure lasted three seasons. He scored six goals in 102 matches for the club before moving to the Major League Soccer.

United States

The Bafana midfielder joined FC Cincinnati on 20 August 2020 on a free transfer. After playing 22 matches, the club terminated Kamohelo Mokotjo's contract in January 2022, leaving him without a team for over a year.

International career

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Trezeguet (L) of Egypt tackles Kamohelo Mokotjo (R) of South Africa during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16 match at Cairo International Stadium on 6 July 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. Photo: Visionhaus
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Kamohelo captained South Africa's U12 side to victory in France at the 2003 Danone Nations Cup. He was also named the tournament's best player. The midfielder played for the South Africa U20 at the 2009 U20 World Cup and the U23 team.

He represented the senior team in the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, where they reached the quarter-finals.

What is Kamohelo Mokotjo's current team?

Kamohelo Mokotjo's salary at Sekhukhune United
Kamohelo Mokotjo joined Sekhukhune United in January 2023, bolstering the club's midfield in the 2022-23 season. He is one of the most dependable footballers in the team. Photo: @kamoxmokotjo (modified by author)
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Mokotjo returned to his homeland in January 2023 after 14 years of playing overseas. He joined Sekhukhune United on a one-and-a-half-year contract. The veteran midfielder returned to full fitness, helping Sekhukhune to a seventh-place finish in the 2022-23 DStv Premiership.

He was also part of the squad that reached the Nedbank Cup final. Sekhukhune United lost 1-0 to Orlando Pirates in the final but secured a spot in the 2023-24 CAF Confederation Cup. The club renewed Kamohelo Mokotjo's contract until June 2024.

Kamohelo Mokotjo's stats

Mokotjo's skills, vision, and ball control have earned him recognition as one of the finest midfielders to emerge from South Africa. He has won multiple trophies, including the Dutch Super Cup and Dutch Super with Zwolle. Here is a breakdown of his football stats per club in his senior career.





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Interesting facts about Kamohelo

Kamohelo Mokotjo’s journey from the streets of Odendaalsrus to the international football stage reflects resilience, shaping a life devoted to the beautiful game. Discover interesting facts about his personal life:

Who is Kamohelo Mokotjo's wife?

The veteran midfielder is not married but is reportedly dating someone. He recently shared a photo with a lady, believed to be his partner, on Instagram while she took a selfie of the two.

Details of Kamohelo Mokotjo's girlfriend's name and background remain undisclosed. The veteran footballer has kept his relationship life private for years.

Kamohelo Mokotjo's cars and house

Kamohelo Mokotjo's cars
South Africa's Kamohelo Mokotjo is among the richest footballers in the DStv Premiership. He drives a fancy car and has a house. Photo: @kamoxmokotjo (modified by author)
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The veteran midfielder has posted a few photos with a car. According to sources, he has a sports Mercedes car in his collection. So, where is Kamohelo Mokotjo's house? The Bafana star reportedly has a home in South Africa.

Kamohelo Mokotjo's Instagram

The former Brentford star has a verified Instagram account with 31.9k followers as of November 2023. There are no details about his Facebook or X (Twitter) account.

Final word

Kamohelo Mokotjo's salary at Sekhukhune United is much lower than his pay at Cincinnati, though his commitment to football remains intact, inspiring many young stars. He rediscovered his magical touch at Sekhukhune after spending months without a club.

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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.
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