A few weeks back, we compiled a list of famous football surnames; so today the Fan Park Crew takes a look at players who go by the name of Thabo.
When loosely translated, Thabo means joy, and that's exactly what the Thabo’s have brought to the PSL.
Here are some of the Thabo’s in football
Affectionately known as 'Tsiki Tsiki Yo', the former Kaizer Chiefs midfield maestro served the game with distinction. Mooki was the darling of the Amakhosi faithful due to his ball wizardry.
An Orlando Pirates legend who also represented South Africa with aplomb. Rasta, as he was affectionately known, was famous for his trademark back-heel passes and spectacular goals.
South Africa's new dribbling sensation, Rakhale has taken over from the above-mentioned legends and is currently flying the Thabo name high. The Orlando Pirates midfielder has also grabbed the attention of international media for his outrageous skills.
One for the future, the young right-back has shown glimpses of brilliance at SuperSport United, and should he remain level-headed, he could possibly become the next great 'Thabo'.
The rock solid defender started his career at Bush Bucks many seasons ago and is currently on the books of SuperSport United.
The youngster was hailed as the new Doctor Khumalo, following his scintillating displays for Mpumalanga Black Aces. However, the pacey midfielder has battled for game time at Orlando Pirates since his move at the beginning of the season. Nonetheless, he is still at a young age and has time to reach the heights expected of him.
You cannot mention Thabo’s in football without mentioning Matlaba. The Orlando Pirates left-back has written his name in South African football folklore by scoring stunning goals from distance.
The University of Pretoria striker recently scored in his Bafana Bafana debut against Swaziland in a friendly international.
Do you think players who go by the name of Thabo are the most talented?