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Webster Lichaba

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Name  Webster Lichaba
Playing position  Midfielder
Role  Football player
1971–1973  Mzimhlophe Callies
Position  Midfielder
Years  Team

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Date of birth  (1954-10-08) 8 October 1954 (age 61)
1969–1971  White City Lucky Brothers

Place of birth  Soweto, South Africa

Webster "City Late" Lichaba (born 8 October 1954) is a retired South African football (soccer) midfielder who played for Orlando Pirates, Atlanta Chiefs and Jomo Cosmos.


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Youth career

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Born in Mzimhlophe, he lived a street away from Ryder Mofokeng. He played for White City Lucky Brothers with Mofokeng.

Orlando Pirates

When he was signed from Mzimhlophe Callies at age 19, he became a teammate of Jomo Sono. He captained them and won three league titles with Pirates.

Atlanta Chiefs

When he moved to America in 1980 the chairman was Ted Turner, the founder of CNN. He nearly earned 100 appearances for Chiefs. He also appeared in a handful of indoor matches for the Chiefs at that time

Jomo Cosmos

Lichaba was brought back to his home country by his retired former teammate Jomo Sono who had acquired a team. In the 1986 season, he set the record for the most starts in a season, 46. That feat was also achieved by Helman Mkhalele in 1993. He retired at the age of 37.

After Retirement

In 2001, he became an assistant coach at Supersport United and their team manager in 2003 onwards.

Personal life

He is married to Buyi Radebe-Lichaba. He is the father of 4 girls, Nthabiseng, Neo, Tlholo as well as South African award winning singer, Lira.


Webster Lichaba Wikipedia

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