Mohammed Hussein, a defender for Simba SC, gained the nickname Tshabalala in Tanzania after scoring a goal reminiscent of Siphiwe Shabba’s iconic strike at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Hussein has embraced the name and even wears it on the back of his Simba jersey. Commentators also refer to him by this nickname during matches. Recently, Hussein had the opportunity to meet his idol, Siphiwe Tshabalala, and expressed his admiration for the player. This meeting was shared on social media.
There have been discussions about Kaizer Chiefs possibly signing Hussein, who was named Tanzanian Player of the Season in 2016/17. Sources close to the club have indicated that they may pursue a deal for the 27-year-old after the AFCON tournament. Hussein is seen as a potential replacement for veteran left back Sifiso Hlanti.
In the AFCON tournament, Hussein’s team, Taifa Stars, will be looking to secure three points in their upcoming match against DR Congo. This is an important match as they fight for a place in the round of 16 in this thrilling tournament.