Teenage Hadebe
Teenage Hadebe, Zimbabwe soccer, Zimbabwean footballer
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BornTeenage Lingani Hadebe
(1995-09-17)September 17, 1995
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
ResidenceUnited States of America
EducationLotshe Primary School
Alma materMzilikazi High School
  • Footballer
EmployerDynamo Houston

Teenage Manero Hadebe is a Zimbabwean footballer who plays for the national team and Dynamo Houston in the United States as a defender.

He is a former player for Bantu Rovers Football Club, Chicken Inn Football Club and Kaizer Chiefs. Following the 2019 AFCON tournament, Hadebe moved to Turkish Süper Lig side Yeni Malatyaspor.


Teenage Hadebe was born on 17 September 1995 at Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo. He is the last born in a family of two boys.[1]


Teenage attended Lotshe Primary School, where he started playing football when he was grade 2,[2] before proceeding to Mzilikazi High School in Bulawayo.[1]


Hadebe started his professional football career with Bantu Rovers Football Club before moving to Highlanders Football Club.[1] In 2016, he joined Chicken Inn Football Club where he had a successful stint and was spotted by South African giants Kaizer Chiefs in 2017.

He has also played for the Zimbabwe Under-23 soccer team and is also a mainstay for the senior men's national team where he made his debut at the Cosafa Cup tournament in 2016 where he scored in a match against Seychelles[3] He also scored in a friendly against Uganda in 2016[4]

In 2014, Teenage was tipped to be in the running for Soccer Star of the year but he did not make the Best 11 list.[5] [6] [7]

Hadebe was signed by Kaizer Chiefs in June 2017. He reportedly signed a four year deal with the South African based club.[8] In 2019 he moved from Kaizer Chiefs to Yeni Malatyaspor.

In June 2021, Teenage Hadebe completed the move to the United States Major League Soccer after agreeing on a US$1.65m deal with Dynamo Houston.

The three-year deal was announced by the club’s new majority owner, Ted Segal, at a press conference on 22 June 2021. Hadebe arrived at Dynamo Houston as their third most expensive player in history.[9]


Yeni Malatyaspor

In total, Hadebe featured in 60 games and had two goals and two assists.[9]

Transfer Rumours

In 2015, South African premier soccer league side Ajax Cape Town Football Club mentioned on their website that Hadebe was on trial for a week.[10]

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  • Hadebe is inspired by Spanish center-back Sergio Ramos. Locally he is inspired by Zephania Ngodzo.
  • Hadebe internationally supports Argentina, at club level Real Madrid Football Club, Manchester United Football Club and in South Africa he supports Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club.
  • His favorite music is House Music and Hip Hop[2]
  • In November 2019 Hadebe was temporarily prevented from returning to Turkey due to passport issues.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Teenage Hadebe, Bantu Rovers Football Club, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: July 29, 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 One On One With Talented : Teenage “Manero” Hadebe, Urban Culxure, published: September 17, 2015, retrieved: June 24, 2016
  3. Warriors thrash Seychelles but knocked out of Cosafa, Soccer24, published: June 15, 2016, retrieved: June 24, 2016
  4. Eddie Chikamhi, Warriors walk over Uganda, Chronicle, published:June 1, 2016, retrieved: June 24, 2016
  5. Lovemore Dube, Mahachi, Nakamba out of Morocco tie, Sports Zone, Published: November 16, 2014, Retrieved: July 29, 2015
  6. Brian Nkiwane, Soccer star finalists selected, The Standard, Published: November 23, 2014, Retrieved: July 29, 2015
  7. Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Soccer Stars of the Year voting to be computerised, Nehanda Radio, Published: November 13, 2014, Retrieved: July 29, 2015
  8. Hadebe signs Kaizer Chiefs 4-year deal, Chronicle, published: June 27, 2017, retrieved: June 27, 2017
  9. 9.0 9.1 Eddie Chikamhi, Teenage Hadebe completes million dollar move to MLS, The Herald, Published: June 23, 2021, Retrieved: July 7, 2021
  10. Teenage Hadebe On Trial, Ajax Cape Town Football Club, published: No Date Given, retrieved: June 30, 2016