Bafana Legend Siphiwe Tshabalala Causes a Stir by Posing in English Premier League Team’s Kit

Bafana Legend Siphiwe Tshabalala Causes a Stir by Posing in English Premier League Team’s Kit

Byron Pillay
May 23, 2024 at 1:17 PM
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  • Siphiwe Tshabalala was in attendance for Arsenal's last game of the current season
  • Shabba recently thrilled some fans by posing in a Gunners shirt, teasing his signing
  • Supporters have joked that Arsenal would have won the league if Shabba featured

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Could Arsenal have won the league title if they had a secret South African weapon?

That’s what Arsenal fans believe after Siphiwe Tshabalala’s latest social media post.

Former Bafana Bafana international Siphiwe Tshabalala had fans talking with his latest social media post.
Siphiwe Tshabalala teased fans recently by posing in an Arsenal kit in a dressing room. Image: Martin Rickett.
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The former Bafana Bafana international got fans talking after sharing a photo of himself sitting in a dressing room, wearing an Arsenal kit.

He captioned it 'Breaking', seemingly suggesting he had signed a deal with the Gunners.

Shabba attends Arsenal game

Shabba’s latest post is not the only hint at his support for Arsenal; he also recently attended their final fixture of the English Premier League season.

Soccer Laduma reported that the former Kaizer Chiefs star was in attendance as Arsenal beat Everton on May 19.

Shabba shared moments from the match on his social media as the Gunners looked to win the Premier League title.

Sadly for Shabba and the rest of their supporters, Manchester City beat West Ham United on the same day to be crowned 2023/24 champions.

Fans react to Tshabalala’s picture

The Bafana legend’s post naturally drew quite a reaction from fans, with some commenting that Arsenal would have won the league if he had been in the squad.


“Didn't know my favourite SA player is a Gunner. Much love 🫶🏾”


“HERE WE GO!! @FabrizioRomano how come you didn’t see this one coming 😂😂❤️.”


“Better than Saka in my book🔥🔥🔥🔥”


“Watch Arsenal win the league next season😩.”


“How I wish this was 2009-2012, that would have been a top signing for Arsene Wenger.”

Tshabalala spotted in Man City kit

Sports Brief previously reported how this wasn’t the first time Shabba wore a Premier League side's kit.

Football fans previously poked fun at the former Chiefs star after he was spotted representing Man City.

Some supporters said he disappointed them by donning City's colours and urged him to remove them.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.