Find out more about Khuliso Mudau, the South African footballer by exploring his biography

Find out more about Khuliso Mudau, the South African footballer by exploring his biography

Ciku Njuguna
May 18, 2024 at 3:53 PM
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Khuliso Mudau is a right-back defender who plays for the Bafana Bafana and the Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club in South Africa's Premier Division. In March 2024, his performance in South African football earned him recognition from his hometown, Musina Municipality. Discover every detail of the 2023/24 African Football League Winner.

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South Africa's defender Khuliso Johnson Mudau (yellow) in action during an AFCON match against Congo. Photo by Sia Kambou/AFP/Visionhaus.
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Was Khuliso Mudau going to Burnley FC? In 2023, transfer rumours suggested that Burnley FC had expressed interest in the right-back. Dig in and find out why he opted to remain in the South African Premier Division.

Khuliso Mudau's profile summary

Full name

Khuliso Johnson Mudau



Date of birth

April 26, 1995


29 years as of May 2024

Place of birth

Musina, Limpopo, South Africa


South African


181 centimetres (5'8")


72 kilograms (158.7 lbs)


Margaret and Daniel Mbulaheni Mudau

Relationship status



Benny's Care Sports Academy


Professional football player


Right-back defender, right midfielder




Mamelodi Sundowns FC, Bafana Bafana

Active years

2016 to present



Social media pages


Khuliso Mudau's biography

The right-back was born in Musina (Messina), in the province of Limpopo, South Africa, to Margaret and Daniel Mbulaheni. He was raised by his mother, Margaret. In an interview, he spoke of his parent's influence on his career, saying,

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One of South Africa's top football players, Khuliso Mudau. Photo by @sailor_mudau.
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“I would not be where I am without the support of my parents. I want to win an international tournament to make them proud. I told them I would, but they did not seem to believe me. Their support has continued to grow.”

How old is Khuliso Mudau?

Born on April 26, 1995, Khuliso Mudau's age is 28 years at the time of this writing. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

What is Khuliso Mudau's height and weight?

The right-back stands at five feet and nine inches (181 centimetres). According to various sources, he weighs 158.7 pounds (72 kilograms).

Is Khuliso Mudau married?

The Mamelodi Sundowns right-back is not married. Details of Khuliso Mudau's wife or kids are yet to be revealed.

Khuliso Mudau in action
South Africa's Khuliso Johnson Mudau (l) and Mali's Amadou Haidara (r) in action during an AFCON match at Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium on January 16, 2024. Photo by Fadel Senna/AFP.
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Like Khuliso, Daniel is a South African football player who played for Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana. According to Transfermarkt, the former striker is the Supporter Liaison Officer at Mamelodi.

The defender also shares a surname with South African football legend Johannes 'Bricks' Mudau. Despite this similarity, the soccer players are not related. On Khuliso Mudau's Mamelodi Sundowns profile, he acknowledged this similarity and said,

"I need to make sure that I carry the surname well."


The South African football player's sporting abilities began at an early age. He played street football before joining Benny's Care Sports Academy in primary school. Speaking to SABC Sport, his mother spoke of his budding years, saying,

"Yes, he is the product of Benny's care. He was still in primary school when he was at Benny's, but now he is a big man, and he wins trophies for us."
Khuliso Mudau in action
Cape Verde's forward Garry Rodrigues (l) fights for the ball with South Africa's defender Khuliso Mudau (r) during an AFCON match in Yamoussoukro on February 3, 2024. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP.
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Club career

From street football, the right-back moved to the JDR Stars football club in the National First Division league. On July 23, 2016, he transferred to Magesi FC, where he stayed for a season.

On October 9, 2020, Masandawana announced their latest signing, 25-year-old Khuliso Mudau, for an undisclosed transfer fee. In the 2023/24 season, he appeared in 33 matches for Mamelodi and scored 3 goals.

Since 2016, the right-back has played in 173 matches in the South African football scene, scoring six goals and making four assists. Here is a summary of his performance and career stats.





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Magesi FC




JDR Stars FC




Khuliso Mudau in action
South Africa's Khuliso Mudau (l) fights for the ball with Ivory Coast's Max-Alain Gradel (r) during a match at Stade Felix Houphouet Boigny on October 17, 2023. Photo by Sia Kambou/AFP.
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International career

He received his first call-up on March 25, 2022, during an international friendly against Guinea. Since then, he has become an integral part of Hugo Broos' starting eleven for the national squad. Have a look at his performance in international football.

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Date of debut

March 25, 2022

Age at debut

26 years 10 months

Coach at debut

Hugo Broos


South African national football senior team






  • 2020/21, 2021/22, 2022/23 South African Champion
  • 2021/22 MTN8 Cup Winner
  • 2021/22 Nedbank Cup Winner
  • 2022/23 PSL Best Defender of the Season
  • 2023/24 African Football League Winner
Khuliso Mudau in action
Nigeria's Ogbelu Ouneche (l) battles South Africa's Khuliso Mudau (r) during the CAF Champions League match at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on April 26, 2024. Photo by Phill Magakoe/AFP.
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Quick trivia

Did you know that until 2023, Mudau had not been a first pick for the South African national football team? Here are more facts about his personal and professional life.

1. How much is Khuliso Mudau's salary?

In January 2024, the defender became one of the few South African football players with the highest market value at $1,295,130. According to Briefly, Mamelodi Sundowns' players receive between R180,000 and R700,000. Publications such as the SNL24 report that Khuliso Mudau's annual salary ranges between R200,000 and R400,000 at Sundowns.

2. How much is Khuliso Mudau's net worth?

Various sources suggest that the defender's net worth is $100,000. A look into Khuliso Mudau's cars and houses revealed that he owns an R500,000 Proton x50 SUV gifted to him by CMH Proton Midrand. However, the details of his home remain unknown.

3. Which team was Khuliso Mudau going to?

In 2023, rumours surrounding Khuliso Mudau's impending transfer to Burnley FC spread around the South African football scene. In response to the rumours, the Sundowns player said,

"Obviously, there are rumours here and there, but I am focused on my team, my current team. I am very happy, to be honest. But if an opportunity like this can come, obviously, I will take it."

Final word

Since 2016, the right-back has played in 173 matches in the South African football scene, scoring six goals and making four assists. Here is a summary of his performance and career stats.

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Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.
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