Difference between revisions of "Joel Luphahla"

(Replacing Related Articles with "Related Profiles")
 
(17 intermediate revisions by 6 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
{{Infobox person
 
{{Infobox person
 
| honorific_prefix  =  
 
| honorific_prefix  =  
| name              =  Joel Lupahla <!-- include middle initial, if not specified in birth_name -->
+
| name              =  Joel Luphahla <!-- include middle initial, if not specified in birth_name -->
 
| honorific_suffix  =  
 
| honorific_suffix  =  
| image              =  <!-- filename only, i.e. without "File:" (or "Image:") prefix or enclosing [[brackets]] -->
+
| image              =  Joel Luphahla.jpg<!-- filename only, i.e. without "File:" (or "Image:") prefix or enclosing [[brackets]] -->
 
| image_size        =  
 
| image_size        =  
 
| alt                =  
 
| alt                =  
Line 10: Line 10:
 
| native_name_lang  =  
 
| native_name_lang  =  
 
| birth_name        =  <!-- only use if different from name above -->
 
| birth_name        =  <!-- only use if different from name above -->
| birth_date        =   {{birth date and age|1977|4|22}}
+
| birth_date        = {{birth date and age|1977|4|26}}
| birth_place        =  
+
| birth_place        = [[Tsholotsho]]
 
| baptised          =  <!-- will not display if birth_date is entered -->
 
| baptised          =  <!-- will not display if birth_date is entered -->
 
| disappeared_date  =  <!-- {{disappeared date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|YYYY|MM|DD}} (disappeared date then birth date) -->
 
| disappeared_date  =  <!-- {{disappeared date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|YYYY|MM|DD}} (disappeared date then birth date) -->
Line 23: Line 23:
 
| resting_place_coordinates =  <!-- {{coord|LAT|LONG|type:landmark|display=inline}} -->
 
| resting_place_coordinates =  <!-- {{coord|LAT|LONG|type:landmark|display=inline}} -->
 
| monuments          =  
 
| monuments          =  
| residence          =  
+
| residence          = [[Zimbabwe]]
| nationality        =  
+
| nationality        = Zimbabwean
 
| other_names        =  
 
| other_names        =  
 
| ethnicity          =  <!-- Ethnicity should be supported with a citation from a reliable source -->
 
| ethnicity          =  <!-- Ethnicity should be supported with a citation from a reliable source -->
 
| citizenship        = Zimbabwean
 
| citizenship        = Zimbabwean
| education          =  
+
| education          = Losikeyi Primary School and [[Gifford High School]]
 
| alma_mater        =  
 
| alma_mater        =  
 
| occupation        =  
 
| occupation        =  
Line 34: Line 34:
 
| years_active      = 1990s-present
 
| years_active      = 1990s-present
 
| era                =  
 
| era                =  
| employer          =  
+
| employer          = [[Highlanders Football Club]]
 
| organization      =  
 
| organization      =  
 
| agent              =  
 
| agent              =  
Line 42: Line 42:
 
| notable_works      =  
 
| notable_works      =  
 
| style              =  
 
| style              =  
| home_town          =  
+
| home_town          = [[Bulawayo]]
 
| salary            =  
 
| salary            =  
 
| net_worth          =  <!-- Net worth should be supported with a citation from a reliable source -->
 
| net_worth          =  <!-- Net worth should be supported with a citation from a reliable source -->
Line 82: Line 82:
 
}}
 
}}
  
'''Joel Lupahla''' is a former Zimbabwean footballer and sports personality who played for a number of local and foreign clubs including [[CAPS United Football Club]] as well as the [[Zimbabwe National Soccer Team]].
+
'''Joel Luphahla''' is a former Zimbabwean footballer and sports personality who played for a number of local and foreign clubs including [[CAPS United Football Club]] as well as the [[Zimbabwe National Soccer Team]].
  
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
Joel Lupahla was born on 22 April 1977.  
+
Joel Luphahla was born on 26 April 1977.
 +
 
 +
==Maintenance==
 +
 
 +
In April 2015, Luphahla was sued for maintenance by his ex-girlfriend Pamela Siachinga who was claiming $460 for the upkeep of their child. The matter was supposed to be heard yesterday before Harare Civil Court magistrate Mr Trevor Nyatsanza, who struck it off the roll since both parties were in default.
 +
 
 +
Pamela Siachinga claimed Joel Luphahla was not contributing anything towards the upkeep and welfare of their child.<ref name="TH">[https://www.herald.co.zw/ex-drags-luphahla-to-court-over-child-upkeep/ Ex drags Luphahla to court over child upkeep], ''The Herald'', Published: April 14, 2015, Retrieved: May 12, 2022</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
Lupahla was part of the warriors team that played in the 2004 AFCON finals held in Tunisia. The team was coached by a veteran football legend [[Sunday Chidzambwa]] and captained by the heroic [[Peter Ndlovu]]. He played as striker in a team that included football legends such as Peter Ndlovu, [[Lazarus Muhoni]], [[Wilfred Mugeyi]] and [[Kaitano Tembo]].
+
Luphahla has spent most of his career playing in South Africa's Premier Soccer League and also had a spell in Cyprus. He suffered a serious leg injury while playing for Platinum Stars in South Africa, but returned to the club after an extended absence. He was part of the [[Warriors]] team that played in the maiden AFCON final held in Tunisia in 2004. The team was coached by veteran football legend [[Sunday Chidzambwa]] and captained by [[Peter Ndlovu]]. He played as a striker in a team that included football legends such as Peter Ndlovu, [[Lazarus Muhoni]], [[Wilfred Mugeyi]] and [[Kaitano Tembo]]. He was also part of the team that won the 2000 COSAFA Cup under the guidance of [[Misheck Chidzambwa]], and was also part of the Warriors team that participated in the 2006 AFCON Final.
 +
 
 +
After finishing his O Level in Bulawayo, Luphahla went to Tsholotsho, and he stole his mother's goat to pay a person who helped people to cross to South Africa without proper travelling documents.
 +
 
 +
After Luphahla arrived in South Africa, he was forced to live in the streets after his friends refused to give him accommodation. Joel Luphahla was then detained for two weeks by the home affairs, waiting for his deportation.
 +
 
 +
Left with no option, he was forced to return to Zimbabwe and take football seriously to make up for the goat he had stolen before leaving for South Africa. He joined a club in a social football league in Tsholotsho.
 +
 
 +
Joel Luphahla was spotted by [[Madinda Ndlovu]] who had travelled to Tsholotsho on a business trip. Ndlovu informed the then Highlanders coach [[Rahman Gumbo]] and chairman [[Ernest Maphepha Sibanda]] about Luphahla, but they took longer to make the move.
 +
 
 +
He then joined a Division Two club based in Nyamandhlovu but would travel to Bulawayo for some league games. This was when he met his breakthrough after [[Zimbabwe Saints Football Club]] spotted him and offered a contract with the help of [[Ronald Sibanda]]. This was not the first time he had been with the club following his short stint as an Under 14 player.
 +
 
 +
After starring for Zimbabwe Saints until 1998, he went to Highlanders and then to Cyprus in 2000. He returned from Europe and played for a couple of clubs in South Arica including Supersport United and Platinum Stars.
 +
 
 +
Luphahla returned to Zimbabwe in 2010 and ended his playing career at his home town club, Tsholotsho Football Club in 2015.<ref name="ST">[https://www.soccer24.co.zw/2021/05/14/joel-luphahla-reveals-how-stealing-a-goat-helped-kick-start-his-career/ Joel Luphahla reveals how stealing a goat helped kick-start his career], ''Soccer24'', Published: May 14, 2021, Retrieved: May 17, 2022</ref>
 +
 
 +
==Coaching Career==
 +
Luphahla was the coach of TelOne FC when they were playing in the ZIFA Central Region Division One league in 2018 and managed to lead them into the [[Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League]] and unfortunately, he was reassigned to another role after [[ZIFA]] barred him from being the head coach because he did not have the required qualifications to sit on the bench as the team's coach in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League.<ref name="Herald">Cloud Fusire,  [https://www.herald.co.zw/telone-to-reassign-joel-luphahla/], ''The Herald'', Published: February 01, 2019, Retrieved: January 24, 2020</ref> He joined ZIFA Division 2A Club, [[Golden Eagles FC]] in 2019.<ref name="Twitter2019"> [https://twitter.com/GoldenEaglesFC3/status/1220349096168509440], ''Twitter'', Published: January 23, 2020, Retrieved: January 24, 2020</ref>
 +
 
 +
On 21 March 2022, Golden Eagles revealed that Luphahla left the club by mutual consent. Luphahla was replaced by [[Gilbert Mushangazhike]].<ref name="NR">Tafadzwa Chigandiwa, [https://nehandaradio.com/2022/03/21/head-coach-joel-luphahla-and-his-backroom-staff-leave-golden-eagles/ Head coach Joel Luphahla and his backroom staff leave Golden Eagles], ''Nehanda Radio'', Published: March 21, 2022, Retrieved: May 17, 2022</ref>
 +
 
 +
On 22 March 2022, Luphahla joined [[Highlanders Football Club]] as an assistant coach.<ref name="TC">Ricky Zililo, [https://www.chronicle.co.zw/joel-luphahla-joins-highlanders/ Joel Luphahla joins Highlanders], ''The Chronicle'', Published: March 22, 2022, Retrieved: May 17, 2022</ref>
 +
 
 +
 
 +
On 17 May 2022, Joel Luphahla was not dismissed when [[Mandla Mpofu]] and his technical team were fired by Highlanders.<ref name="Pindul">[https://news.pindula.co.zw/2022/05/17/highlanders-have-sacked-head-coach-mandla-mpofu-and-his-technical-team/ Highlanders Have Sacked Head Coach Mandla Mpofu And His Technical Team], ''Pindula News'', Published: May 17, 2022, Retrieved: May 17, 2022</ref>
 +
 
 +
==Teams Played For==
 +
*Zimbabwe Saints
 +
*[[Highlanders Football Club]]
 +
*AEP Paphos FC (Cyprus)
 +
*Silver Stars (SA)
 +
*Supersport United (SA)
 +
*Platinum Stars (SA)
 +
*[[CAPS United Football Club]]
  
 +
==Accolades==
 +
#[[Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League]] winner x2 (1998/99 and 2000 with [[Highlanders Football Club]])
 +
#COSAFA Cup winner in 2000
 +
#ZIFA Central Region Division One Winner as coach of TelOne Football Club
  
{| class="pintablefloat" border="0" style="float:right;color:red;font-size:110%;"
+
 
 +
{| class="pintablefloat"
 
|+Related Profiles You Might Want to See
 
|+Related Profiles You Might Want to See
|- class="pintablemore" style="background:#005400;color:#ffffff;font-size:110%;"
+
|- class="pintablemore"
| style="text-align:left;" |
+
| |
 
* [[Benjani Mwaruwari]]
 
* [[Benjani Mwaruwari]]
 
* [[Kaitano Tembo]]
 
* [[Kaitano Tembo]]
Line 105: Line 149:
  
  
==Latest Articles Created on Pindula==
+
 
<news limit="10" onlynew namespaces=0 nobot>
+
 
* [[{{{pagename}}}]]
 
</news>
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
Line 114: Line 156:
  
 
{{#seo:
 
{{#seo:
|title=About Joel Lupahla - Pindula, Local Knowledge  
+
|title=About Joel Luphahla - Pindula, Local Knowledge  
 
|titlemode=replace
 
|titlemode=replace
|keywords= Joel Lupahla, Zimbabwean Footballers, Zimbabwean Football Wikipedia
+
|keywords= Joel Luphahla, Joel Lupahla, Joel Luphahla Biography, Joel Luphahla Wikipedia
 
|description=
 
|description=
 +
|image= Joel Luphahla.jpg
 +
|image_alt= Joel Luphahla Biography
 
}}
 
}}
[[Category:1977 births]][[Category:Living people]]
+
 
 +
[[Category:Footballers]]
 +
[[Category:Football Coaches]]

Latest revision as of 17:12, 17 May 2022

Joel Luphahla
Joel Luphahla.jpg
Born (1977-04-26) April 26, 1977 (age 45)
Tsholotsho
ResidenceZimbabwe
NationalityZimbabwean
CitizenshipZimbabwean
EducationLosikeyi Primary School and Gifford High School
Occupation
  • Football Personality
Years active1990s-present
EmployerHighlanders Football Club
Known for
Home townBulawayo

Joel Luphahla is a former Zimbabwean footballer and sports personality who played for a number of local and foreign clubs including CAPS United Football Club as well as the Zimbabwe National Soccer Team.

Background

Joel Luphahla was born on 26 April 1977.

Maintenance

In April 2015, Luphahla was sued for maintenance by his ex-girlfriend Pamela Siachinga who was claiming $460 for the upkeep of their child. The matter was supposed to be heard yesterday before Harare Civil Court magistrate Mr Trevor Nyatsanza, who struck it off the roll since both parties were in default.

Pamela Siachinga claimed Joel Luphahla was not contributing anything towards the upkeep and welfare of their child.[1]

Career

Luphahla has spent most of his career playing in South Africa's Premier Soccer League and also had a spell in Cyprus. He suffered a serious leg injury while playing for Platinum Stars in South Africa, but returned to the club after an extended absence. He was part of the Warriors team that played in the maiden AFCON final held in Tunisia in 2004. The team was coached by veteran football legend Sunday Chidzambwa and captained by Peter Ndlovu. He played as a striker in a team that included football legends such as Peter Ndlovu, Lazarus Muhoni, Wilfred Mugeyi and Kaitano Tembo. He was also part of the team that won the 2000 COSAFA Cup under the guidance of Misheck Chidzambwa, and was also part of the Warriors team that participated in the 2006 AFCON Final.

After finishing his O Level in Bulawayo, Luphahla went to Tsholotsho, and he stole his mother's goat to pay a person who helped people to cross to South Africa without proper travelling documents.

After Luphahla arrived in South Africa, he was forced to live in the streets after his friends refused to give him accommodation. Joel Luphahla was then detained for two weeks by the home affairs, waiting for his deportation.

Left with no option, he was forced to return to Zimbabwe and take football seriously to make up for the goat he had stolen before leaving for South Africa. He joined a club in a social football league in Tsholotsho.

Joel Luphahla was spotted by Madinda Ndlovu who had travelled to Tsholotsho on a business trip. Ndlovu informed the then Highlanders coach Rahman Gumbo and chairman Ernest Maphepha Sibanda about Luphahla, but they took longer to make the move.

He then joined a Division Two club based in Nyamandhlovu but would travel to Bulawayo for some league games. This was when he met his breakthrough after Zimbabwe Saints Football Club spotted him and offered a contract with the help of Ronald Sibanda. This was not the first time he had been with the club following his short stint as an Under 14 player.

After starring for Zimbabwe Saints until 1998, he went to Highlanders and then to Cyprus in 2000. He returned from Europe and played for a couple of clubs in South Arica including Supersport United and Platinum Stars.

Luphahla returned to Zimbabwe in 2010 and ended his playing career at his home town club, Tsholotsho Football Club in 2015.[2]

Coaching Career

Luphahla was the coach of TelOne FC when they were playing in the ZIFA Central Region Division One league in 2018 and managed to lead them into the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League and unfortunately, he was reassigned to another role after ZIFA barred him from being the head coach because he did not have the required qualifications to sit on the bench as the team's coach in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League.[3] He joined ZIFA Division 2A Club, Golden Eagles FC in 2019.[4]

On 21 March 2022, Golden Eagles revealed that Luphahla left the club by mutual consent. Luphahla was replaced by Gilbert Mushangazhike.[5]

On 22 March 2022, Luphahla joined Highlanders Football Club as an assistant coach.[6]


On 17 May 2022, Joel Luphahla was not dismissed when Mandla Mpofu and his technical team were fired by Highlanders.[7]

Teams Played For

Accolades

  1. Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League winner x2 (1998/99 and 2000 with Highlanders Football Club)
  2. COSAFA Cup winner in 2000
  3. ZIFA Central Region Division One Winner as coach of TelOne Football Club


Related Profiles You Might Want to See



References

  1. Ex drags Luphahla to court over child upkeep, The Herald, Published: April 14, 2015, Retrieved: May 12, 2022
  2. Joel Luphahla reveals how stealing a goat helped kick-start his career, Soccer24, Published: May 14, 2021, Retrieved: May 17, 2022
  3. Cloud Fusire, [1], The Herald, Published: February 01, 2019, Retrieved: January 24, 2020
  4. [2], Twitter, Published: January 23, 2020, Retrieved: January 24, 2020
  5. Tafadzwa Chigandiwa, Head coach Joel Luphahla and his backroom staff leave Golden Eagles, Nehanda Radio, Published: March 21, 2022, Retrieved: May 17, 2022
  6. Ricky Zililo, Joel Luphahla joins Highlanders, The Chronicle, Published: March 22, 2022, Retrieved: May 17, 2022
  7. Highlanders Have Sacked Head Coach Mandla Mpofu And His Technical Team, Pindula News, Published: May 17, 2022, Retrieved: May 17, 2022