The Legend of Zola Mahobe and the Mamelodi Sundowns story (Paperback, 252 pg) Don Lepati, Nikolaos Kirkinis

Patrice Motsepe’s Mamelodi Sundowns is a remarkably successful team. Most will be blown away by its history. The team was once owned by Zola Mahobe, ‘Mr Cool’, the ‘Robin Hood of Soweto’. He bought it in the early 80s and made it fashionable with his free-spending approach when it came to buying players. This is a story of a larger-than-life Sowetan, turned a jet-setting multi-millionaire by continuously robbing a bank with his lover, Snowy Moshoeshoe. This book is impossible to put down. Read more below.

Don Lepati, Nikolaos Kirkinis


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Zola Mahobe, ‘Mr Cool’ as he was known, burst onto the soccer scene when he bought Mamelodi Sundowns at the age of 31 and appointed the flamboyant Screamer Tshabalala as coach. Paying huge sums to attract top players, he grew Sundowns into one of South Africa’s leading teams.

Then Zola’s mistress, Snowy Moshoeshoe, was arrested . . .

In this book, Don Lepati tells the insightful and entertaining story of one man who stole from the system to create a team for the people.