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Helman Mkhalele’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

IntroSouth African footballer
Is Athlete 
Football player 
Association football player 
From South Africa 
Type Sports 
Gendermale
Birth 20 October 1969, Newcastle
Age:50 years

Helman Mkhalele (born 20 October 1969, in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal) is a former South African football player better known as Midnight Express. He was the part of the Orlando Pirates squad that won the 1994 National Soccer League and 1995 African Cup of Champions Clubs.

Personal life

His brothers Sydney Mkhalele and Lazarus Mkhalele played in the NPSL. He currently resides in Roodepoort

After retirement

Mkhalele got a job as a facilitator at KBC Health and Safety Company. He owns a furniture business. He acquired a teachers’ diploma at the Soweto College

International

Mkhalele played for South Africa national football team, earning 66 caps and scoring 8 goals in the process and was in part of the squad that travelled to France for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He was also part of the Bafana squad that lifted the 1996 African Cup of Nations. He made his debut on 26 November 1994 against Ghana when he was 25 years and 37 days old, he played his last international on 5 May 2001 against Zimbabwe when he was 31 years and 197 days. His international career lasted for 6 years and 160 days.

There are townships in South Africa that are named after him; one is Mkhelele (also called Evaton West) in Evaton which is located in the south of Johannesburg.