Sphiwe Naval Mavimbela biography, wiki, networth, age, wife

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Sphiwe Naval Mavimbela was a former South African football player who was popularly known for winning the league title in 1972 along with the late Cedric Xulu also known as “Sugar Ray.”

Sphiwe Naval Mavimbela did not reveal much information about himself, family, early childhood, and education. He made it to the limelight because of his football career which debuted in 1972. His first team was Hellenic Hotspurs FC. He then moved on to play for Buffalos FC, and then Lamontville Golden Arrows FC.

Sphiwe Naval Mavimbela was an exceptional key player in all the teams that he played for. While he was at Golden Arrows FC, It was also during this period when AmaZulu was dubbed the Zulu Royals after losing six games in a row in the NPSL.


Mavimbela was part of the top-quality players that were called by Coach Chris Ngcobo at his time to help save the sinking ship in 1972. Mavimbele’s performance really helped Golden Arrows FC to gain their stand as a strong team.

Sphiwe Naval Mavimbela last played Amazulu FC in 1974 under coach Clive Barker before venturing into other fields of professions.

According to Sphiwe Naval Mavimbela’s family, he was “passionate about the beautiful game of football such that even when he hung his boots, he coached Umlazi United on the 3rd Division now called Motsepe League division. As a man of many talents, he was also in the choir of Amadodana from Natal.”

Sphiwe Naval Mavimbela also worked at various places including James Brown, Hammer LTD, Natal Anthracite Coal (KwaMnanthi) as manager. He also worked as a manager at Central Statistics Services (CSS) until his retirement.

Sphiwe Naval Mavimbela Networth

Sphiwe Naval Mavimbela’s net worth has not been estimated. The veteran footballer really made much money through his football career and other businesses which he later venture into when he quit football.

Sphiwe Naval Mavimbela Age

It is not clear at the moment when Sphiwe Naval Mavimbela was born. He is a very private and humble man who has not revealed his date of birth therefore his age is currently not known.

Sphiwe Naval Mavimbela Wife

Sphiwe Naval Mavimbela was married to Thembisile Esther Mavimbela. Sphiwe Naval Mavimbela has been with his wife until his death separated them on 10 January 2022.

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