The Clever Boys

Bidvest Wits Senior Team

Shot Stoppers

  • Jean-Pierre Van Der Merwe
    Jean-Pierre Van Der Merwe
    40
  • Thakasani Mbanjwa
    Thakasani Mbanjwa
    01
  • Moeneeb Josephs
    Moeneeb Josephs
    16
  • Jethren Barr
    Jethren Barr
    36
Jean-Pierre Van Der Merwe
40
Thakasani Mbanjwa
01
Moeneeb Josephs
16
NATIONALITY :South african
DATE OF BIRTH :19-05-1980
HEIGHT :1,84

Moeneeb is originally from Cape Town. He first joined Bidvest Wits in July 2006.

His career started with Cape Town Spurs, in July 1999 he then moved on to Ajax Cape Town . In 2006 he joined Bidvest Wits. After playing for the Clever Boys for two years he moved to Orlando Pirates. In 2013 He made his return to Bidvest Wits.

During his time at Orlando Pirates he won the Absa Premiership in the 2010/2011 season.

He has 27 National caps.

Jethren Barr
36

Backline

  • Tebogo Moerane
    Tebogo Moerane
    38
  • Thulani Hlatshwayo
    Thulani Hlatshwayo
    03
  • Siyabonga Nhlapo
    Siyabonga Nhlapo
    20
  • Onismor Bhasera
    Onismor Bhasera
    24
  • Nazeer Allie
    Nazeer Allie
    02
  • Markus Lecki
    Markus Lecki
    05
  • Keaghan Jacobs
    Keaghan Jacobs
    14
  • Buhle Mkhwanazi
    Buhle Mkhwanazi
    15
Tebogo Moerane
38
Thulani Hlatshwayo
03
NATIONALITY :South African
DATE OF BIRTH : 18/12/1989
HEIGHT : 1,89

Thulani is originally from Soweto and he joined Bidvest Wits in 2014. His PSL debut came through Ajax Cape Town in 2007.

His football career started off in Soweto where he played for Senaone Gunners in 2006. In 2007 he joined Ajax Youth but was later promoted to the 1st team. Having spent 6 years with the team he moved back to Johannesburg to join Bidvest Wits.

Being awarded the opportunity to join one of the leading development teams is still one of his career highlights. As a junior with Ajax Cape Town they won the BayHill Tournament. With the senior team he made it to the Telkom Finals as well as the MTN finals. Still with Ajax Cape Town they were runners up for the ABSA Premiership League in the 2011/2012 season.

On the field Thulani is aggressive, a hard tackler and strong on the ball. He has physical presence, skills in the air and ground ball control.

Siyabonga Nhlapo
20
NATIONALITY :South African
DATE OF BIRTH :23/12/1988
HEIGHT : 1,8

Nhlapo is originally from Soweto. He joined Bidvest Wits in 2013.

Before playing professionally Siya played for the Vaal University for four ways.Nhlapo’s professional football career kickstart came through Jomo cosmos in 2010. He remained with Jomo Cosmos for three years. In July 2013 he moved to Bidvest Wits.

Nationally Siya has been called up once in the 2010/2011.

Onismor Bhasera
24
NATIONALITY :Zimbabwean
DATE OF BIRTH : 07/01/86
HEIGHT : 1,73

Bhasera is originally from Mutare in Zimbabwe. He joined Bidvest Wits in August 2013.

His PSL debut came in 2005 when he moved to Maritzburg United. He then moved to Golden Arrows that same to play for them in the 2005/2006 season. Having played for Golden Arrows for two years he moved onto to Jomo Cosmos in January 2007 later that year in July he moved to Kaizer Chiefs.

In March 2010 Bhasera moved to Plymouth Argyle in England where he played for over three years. In August 2013 he transfered to Bidvest Wits.

Nationally Bhasera has been playing for Zimbabwe since 2006. He has played for U17’s, U20’s and the U23’s as well the National team.

Nazeer Allie
02
Markus Lecki
05
Keaghan Jacobs
14
Buhle Mkhwanazi
15
NATIONALITY :South African
DATE OF BIRTH : 01/02/90
HEIGHT :1.80

Buhle Mkhwanazi hails from Bloemfontein. Mkhwanazi’s PSL debut came in 2010 through Mamelodi Sundowns.

Having spent a year with Sundowns, Mkkwanazi was loaned to Bloemfontein Celtic in August 2011. Having spent a year with Bloemfontein Celtic, Mkhwanazi was once again loaned off, this time to the University of Pretoria.

At the end of the first season loan, Tuks took Mkhwanazi on for another season. After his second season with the University of Pretoria, he moved to Bidvest Wits in July 2014

“It’s a great honour to be part of such a culturally rich team. The guys are cool, our coach understands us. There’s a lot of room to grow”.

Mkhwanazi’s strengths lie in his defensive skills. He prides himself in his ability to retrieve the ball from the opposition.

Midfiled

  • Phumlani Ntshangase
    Phumlani Ntshangase
    41
  • Paseka Sekese
    Paseka Sekese
    26
  • Papy Faty
    Papy Faty
    17
  • Jabulani Shongwe
    Jabulani Shongwe
    22
  • Gerald Phiri
    Gerald Phiri
    08
  • Elias Pelembe
    Elias Pelembe
    11
  • Dillon Sheppard
    Dillon Sheppard
    29
  • Ben Motshwari
    Ben Motshwari
  • Abednego Mosiatlhaga
    Abednego Mosiatlhaga
    23
Phumlani Ntshangase
41
NATIONALITY :South African
DATE OF BIRTH :24/12/1994
HEIGHT : 

Phumlani Ntshangase is originally from Durban in KwaZulu Natal.

His PSL debut came through Bidvest Wits in the 2014/2015 season. His first game with the club was on the 15th of February 2014 against Amazulu.

His achievements with the first team include being named Man of the Match in his debut game as well as in the Moroko Swallows game which was played on the 29th 2014. Playing in the Nedbank Cup is also one of his career highlights.

“Bidvest Wits groomed me from their Academy, they understand where my strengths lie and there’s no other team I would’ve wanted to debut with”.

His strengths lie in his pace and ability to move the ball forward.

Paseka Sekese
26
Papy Faty
17
NATIONALITY :Burundian
DATE OF BIRTH :18/09/1990
HEIGHT : 1,77

Faty Papy is originally from Bujumbura, Burundi. He joined Bidvest Wits in 2012.

His youth career launched through AS Interstars in Burundi in 2007-2008. In 2008 He signed a 3 year contract with Trabzonspor in Turkey. Having spent a year playing for Trabzonspor he later went to Holland to play for MVV Maastricht on loan for year. In 2011 Papy moved to Rwanda to play for APR FC. In 2012 he joined the Bidvest Wits family.

Faty views his professional career as a whole as an achievement but being called up for national duty in 2008 was a definite highlight. He has since been called up every year.

Unfortunately his recent injury prohibited him from playing this year.

“Representing my country was an honour especially at the age of 17 years old. I felt special”.

“Bidvest Wits is the right team for me because we as the players are treated well. And we are like a family”.

Faty’s strengths lie in scoring and creating goal scoring opportunities.

Jabulani Shongwe
22
NATIONALITY :South African
DATE OF BIRTH : 08/02/90
HEIGHT :1,65

Jabu is originally from Witbank in Mpumalanga. He joined Bidvest Wits in 2014 on loan from Mamelodi Sundowns.

Jabu’s professional football career was launched by the junior Mamelodi Sundowns teams in 2010. In January 2014 Jabu was first loaned to Bidvest Wits and in June 2014 he moved across permanently.

His first national call up came in 2014. Jabu’s strengths lie in ball possession and dribbling.

Gerald Phiri
08
Elias Pelembe
11
Dillon Sheppard
29
NATIONALITY :South African
DATE OF BIRTH :27/02/1979
HEIGHT : 1,8

Sheppy, as he’s affectionately known is originally from Durban, KwaZulu Natal. He joined the Bidvest Wits family in 2014. His PSL debut came in 1998 through Seven

Stars. In 1999 Dillon moved to Ajax Cape Town and stayed with the team for four years.

During his stay, they won the Rothmans Cup in 2011. In 2004 he moved overseas to Russia to play for Dynamo Moscow. He then moved to Panionios in Greece in 2005.

In 2006 He moved to Mamelodi Sundowns, where during his time there he won the Premier League twice. They also won the Telkom Cup along with the Nedbank Cup. Having had a great run with Mamelodi Sundowns he moved on to Platinum stars in
2009. In 2011 he joined Golden Arrows only to move to Maritzburg United in 2013. He then joined Bidvest Wits in early 2014.

During his long career he’s played for the national U-17, U-20, U-23 and for Bafana Bafana.

National Duty Appearances: 18 caps “Bidvest is an ambitious club that wants to win, they understand and know my playing qualities be they strengths or weaknesses and above all they believe in me.”

His strengths include ball passing, his ability to read the game as well as crossing.

Ben Motshwari

NATIONALITY :South African
DATE OF BIRTH :21/03/1991
HEIGHT : 1,72

Ben is originally from Randfontein in the Westrand. He joined Bidvest Wits in 2014.

His PSL debut came through Bidvest Wits in the 2014/2015 season. His strengths lie in attacking, passing and moving the ball towards the goal posts.

Abednego Mosiatlhaga
23

Forwards

  • Joaquim Lupeta
    Joaquim Lupeta
    31
  • Phakamani Mahlambi
    Phakamani Mahlambi
    27
  • Somila Ntsundwana
    Somila Ntsundwana
    45
  • Thulane Ngcepe
    Thulane Ngcepe
    21
  • Sibusiso Vilakazi
    Sibusiso Vilakazi
    10
  • Kris Bright
    Kris Bright
    09
  • Vincent Pule
    Vincent Pule
    12
  • Henrico Botes
    Henrico Botes
    19
  • Calvin Kadi
    Calvin Kadi
    25
  • Daine Klate
    Daine Klate
    07
Joaquim Lupeta
31
Phakamani Mahlambi
27
Somila Ntsundwana
45
Thulane Ngcepe
21
Sibusiso Vilakazi
10
NATIONALITY :South African
DATE OF BIRTH :29/12/1989
HEIGHT :1,7

Sibusiso Vilakazi is originally from Meadowlands, Soweto where the roots of his football career can be found.

He joined the Bidvest Wits family in 2009. Before playing professionally Sibusiso played for Meadowlands Chelsea as well as PJ Star which is based in Dobsonville.

During the 2012/2013 season he was voted “Player of the Season”, ‘Players Player of the Season’ and ‘Nedbank Player of the Tournament’ and it was in this season that he received his first national call-up. He is also the captain of the Clever Boys for the second season.

His strengths lie in scoring goals, creating goal opportunities, working for the team, dribbling and getting by players.

Kris Bright
09
Vincent Pule
12
NATIONALITY :South African
DATE OF BIRTH : 10/03/92
HEIGHT : 1,69

Vincent is originally from Qwaqwa, and he joined Bidvest Wits in July 2014.

Before joining The Clever Boys he played for African Warriors.
His PSL debut came through Bidvest in the 2014/2015 season. In 2014 he received the “Most promising player” award in the Nedbank Cup whilst representing African Warriors.

On the field his strengths lie in dribbling, pace and aggression.

Henrico Botes
19
NATIONALITY :Namibian
DATE OF BIRTH : 24/12/1979
HEIGHT : 1,89

Botes is originally from Rehoboth in Namibia, and he joined Bidvest Wits in 2014.

His PSL debut came through Moroka Swallows in 2005. He remained with them for two years before moving to Platinum stars in 2007. Botes played and represented Platinum Stars for 7 years before making his move to Bidvest Wits in 2014.

Botes has also been playing for his national team since 2001. He was the captain for the National team in 2004 as well as in 2007.

Calvin Kadi
25
NATIONALITY :South Africa
DATE OF BIRTH :12/12/1987
HEIGHT :1,73

Calvin is originally from Polokwane.

He played youth football for Remember FC and the University of Pretoria before joining Jomo Cosmos in 2004. He later played for SuperSport United and Bidvest Wits, before signing on loan for a year with Portuguese club Portimonense in July 2010. In 2011 he moved to Greek club PAE Veria,where he became the second top scorer in the 2011/12 Football League with 20 goals.

On 22 July 2012, he returned to his former team Bidvest Wits. On the 27th December 2012, Calvin Kadi was nominated for “Player of the Year” in the ABSA Premiership Football League and eventually was named the winner on 14 January 2013.

Daine Klate
07