A Supersport United star earned a diploma in advanced sports management after graduating from Baal University of Technology.
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Siyabonga Nhlapo was finally rewarded for showing dedication to his education as he had to juggle both football and studies.
He joins a growing list of South African football players who continue to equip themselves with the knowledge to prepare for life after football.
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The likes of TS Galaxy’s Bernard Parker and Kaizer Chiefs’ Sabela Radebe have recently qualified in sports management.
Former players such as Tefu Mashamaite and Jimmy Tau also had their qualifications while playing, while Lelohanola Majaro was already a qualified X-ray operator when he turned professional.
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Another former Chiefs and SuperSport United man Sibanis Gax joined Wits University late in his football career.
And in 2019, Gaxa graduated with a degree in political and social science, while former Chiefs goalkeeper Braylon Peterson graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from Wits in 2021.
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SuperSport United took to their social media platforms on Tuesday to congratulate Nlapo on his latest achievement.