Ayanda Gcaba

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Ayanda Gcaba
Personal information
Full name Ayanda Oscar Gcaba [1]
Date of birth (1986-03-08) 8 March 1986 (age 36)
Place of birth Port Shepstone, South Africa
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) [1]
Position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Sinenkani
Youth career
Barberton City Stars
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2008–2012 Free State Stars 65 (2)
2012–2018 Orlando Pirates 87 (6)
2018Platinum Stars (loan) 7 (0)
2019–2020 Royal Eagles 13 (0)
2020–2021 Jomo Cosmos 19 (0)
2022– Sinenkani
National team
2012–2015 South Africa 2 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 11:59, 3 May 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 13:11, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Ayanda Gcaba (born 8 March 1986) is a South African international footballer who plays for Sinenkani, as a defender.

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Club career

Born in Port Shepstone, [1] Gcaba began his career with Barberton City Stars, [2] before playing professionally with Free State Stars, Orlando Pirates, Platinum Stars, Royal Eagles and Jomo Cosmos. [1] [3]

In December 2017 he stated he wanted to leave Orlando Pirates. [4] He moved to Platinum Stars on loan in January 2018. [5] [6] [7]

He joined Royal Eagles in September 2019, [8] before leaving the club in January 2020 amongst rumours that he had been fired by the club after driving the team bus, which he denied. [9] [10]

He began training with Jomo Cosmos in October 2020, [11] signing with the club in November 2020. [12] He moved to Sinenkani in 2022. [13]

International career

He made his international debut for South Africa in 2012. [1]

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References

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  8. "Former Pirates defender resurfaces at first division club". Sport.
  9. "Ayanda Gcaba explains team bus driving incident before his sacking at Royal Eagles". Kick Off. 9 June 2020.
  10. "Ayanda Gcaba reveals personal issues led to Royal Eagles exit". Kick Off. 20 March 2020.
  11. "Ayanda Gcaba training with Jomo Cosmos". Kick Off. 14 October 2020.
  12. "PressReader.com - Your favorite newspapers and magazines". www.pressreader.com.
  13. "Sinenkani sign Ayanda Gcaba | ABC Motsepe League - Front Page | FARPost". 18 February 2022.